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Lake Park city council votes to deny rezoning request

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Residents clapped and cheered as the Lake Park city council voted to deny the rezoning request at Tuesday night's city council meeting Residents clapped and cheered as the Lake Park city council voted to deny the rezoning request at Tuesday night's city council meeting
Mayor Eric Schindler addressed the crowd before the council took their vote Mayor Eric Schindler addressed the crowd before the council took their vote
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LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) -

The controversial rezoning request in Lake Park has been denied.
 
Lake Park City Council voted three to one in favor of denying the request at Tuesday night's council meeting.

Around 75 people packed into the council chambers and to the hallway outside the chambers, awaiting the council's decision.

Investors Management, Inc., headquartered in Valdosta, wanted Lake Park to rezone a roughly two acre piece of land near the post office so that they could build a low income senior citizen apartment complex there.

But many citizens had been vehemently against it ever since it was first proposed and were glad to here the council's decision on Tuesday night.

"It's democracy in action. This is for the people; the people have spoken," said Wilson Smith, a Lake Park resident, after the decision was handed down. "I believe that our word, the people's word, has been heard."

There is no word yet on whether Investors Management, Inc. will try to build in a different location in Lake Park.

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