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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

November 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of East Albany homeowners wants the city to rezone property in their neighborhood so their property values won't go down.

The land, part of the former Country Club Estates Golf Course property, is zoned as multiple dwelling residential. Senior Citizen apartments were built on about five acres of the land.

The people who live next to that property don't want the remaining land used for apartments, because they are afraid it will hurt their property values, and are asking the city commission to rezone the land for single family housing.

Commissioners Tommie Postell said, "We're looking to try to help them because they did run into a real serious problem with that type situation and re zoning it, the planning people will get it and send it back to us and I think they may go back to the original plan that they had."

The planning commission will review the request and then make a recommendation to the city commission for approval.

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