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Lee commissioners say no to Gingerbread House

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

November 11, 2008

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - More than a dozen Lee County homeowners turned out to tell county commissioners not to let a business open in the neighborhood.

D. Tanner wanted to use his home on Creekside Drive, known as the Gingerbread House, to host wedding receptions and corporate events.

The Planning Commission recommended the county commission deny the request.   Tanner appeared before county commissioners Tuesday night.

"We dealt with things that would be a problem.  Parking was one of the things we dealt with. There would be no parking on the street or even the property," said Tanner.

"Arguments can be made from both sides. Arguments can be made that nothing will change and everything will be under control but we don't know that," said Will Geer in opposition.

Commissioners unanimously turned down the request. Tanner already invested money in the business but says he won't push the issue and he's sorry he didn't tell neighbors about his plans in advance.