Monday, July 27, 2009
Rezoning has been rejected for a piece of property off McCulley Avenue in the eastern part of Cookeville. Developer Tim Huddleston had requested the rezoning from an RS-20 to RS-5 residential zone, so he could construct several new homes. But many of the neighboring property owners turned out at a meeting of the planning commission Monday night to express opposition to a higher density residential zone. Under the current zone, houses would have to be built on at least 20,000 square feet of property. Under the proposed zone, they could be placed on 5,000 square feet. After more than an hour of debate and discussion, the planning commission voted to deny Huddleston's request. He may still appeal to the city council if he chooses.