Development on Old Dawson Road stirs up controversy - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Development on Old Dawson Road stirs up controversy

Linda Taylor, Homeowner Linda Taylor, Homeowner
Old Dawson Road, Albany Old Dawson Road, Albany
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A $15 Million housing development has stirred up controversy in northwest Albany.

Developers want to build townhouses and single family homes on 25 open acres in the 31-hundred block of Old Dawson Road. They say the project could generate up to $500,000 in new annual tax revenue for the city.

But neighbors say it will create traffic jams and bring down real estate values. One resident said too much rental property could hurt the stability of the community.

"We don't want to become a rental community. That's one of the most important facts we want to get out, is we don't want Albany to be a rental community. There's no stability in rental," said Linda Taylor, homeowner.

Taylor said she would rather see the open space turned into a park.  Developers say the undeveloped land only brings in $3,500 in tax revenue for the city.

There will be a public hearing on a proposed zoning change before city commissioners are scheduled to vote on the matter March 26th.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>
  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>
  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly