Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cookeville Planning Commission To Meet

An effort to locate a group home for the aging on some property in south Cookeville is scheduled to be heard Monday night by the Cookeville planning commission. The owner of the five-acre tract at 151 Pigeon Roost Creek Road is requesting that the zoning be changed from single family residential to medical services to allow for the development of the group home. She reportedly has a contract with the Upper Cumberland Development District to operate the home, if the rezoning is granted. But city officials say they will be recommending against the proposal -- at least in part because it does not fit with the surrounding zones. They also note that several neighbors are concerned not so much about a home for the aging as they are about other potential uses allowed in the medical services zone.