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Neighbors pleased after commissioners vote to deny rezoning

Neighbors on Whispering Pines Circle are relieved after commissioners vote to deny rezoning (Source: WALB) Neighbors on Whispering Pines Circle are relieved after commissioners vote to deny rezoning (Source: WALB)
Katherine Jenkins (Source: WALB) Katherine Jenkins (Source: WALB)
Jon Howard (Source: WALB) Jon Howard (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Neighbors are overwhelmingly pleased after city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle.

Tuesday night, city commissioners decided not to move forward with rezoning the vacant residential lot, which would have ultimately allowed the building of a Captain D's restaurant. 

Neighbors signed a petition against the rezoning leading up to Tuesday night's vote. 

We spoke with resident Katherine Jenkins, who signed the petition. 

She's been living on Whispering Pines Circle for over six years now. 

She said she's relieved to hear commissioners denied the rezoning, especially since her backyard view is of a Taco Bell already. 

"The housing market has been hit anyway, in the last two years.  It's already been hard enough to sell a home.  So, adding this to the mix would have been detrimental to the ones that want to be able to get the value back out of their home," said Jenkins. 

We spoke with Commissioner Jon Howard as well. 

Howard voted to deny the rezoning. 

"By this vote last night will send a signal to other developers that say we certainly want your business, but at the same time, we certainly want to protect the livelihood of the citizens that stay within the neighborhood," he said.

Residents said they don't mind having a doctor's office or something that's going to be a daytime only business.

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