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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks in an east Albany community win a battle to keep duplexes out of their neighborhood of single family homes.

 A developer wants to build duplexes on one part of Johnson Road. Neighbors say it could bring down their property values and bring in more traffic. 

"And then you got increase of people in that particular area that's walking back and forth and that's set up for crime and we don't want it, we want us to remain as we are...a single family residential district," said Bertha McDonald, concerned citizen.

 Tuesday night city commissioners denied a zoning request that would have allowed the duplexes.