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November 30, 2023

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City council considers case against re-zoning

Bowling Green’s Planning Commission unanimously voted against a re-zoning request for additional parking for the Wood County District Public Library Oct. 5, and the legislation was introduced to City Council members at last night’s meeting.

Council members received the ordinance to re-zone three parcels from R-2 single-family residential, to I-1 institutional, at 211 and 307 N. Church St. with a negative recommendation, said Mayor John Quinn prior to the council meeting.

“They recommended unanimously, 6-0, against zoning changes for the property,” said Quinn of the Planning Commission’s Oct. 5 decision.

The ordinance will receive two more readings before council makes a decision and a public hearing has been set for Dec. 5 at 6:45 p.m. for residents to continue to voice their concerns, said Mike Frost, Ward 4 councilman.

“We want to hear public input and look at facts,” Frost said.

It would take a simple majority of council – or four votes – to override the commission’s negative recommendation.

But Frost anticipates that council members’ votes will coincide with the planning commission’s recommendation.

“Most of the time, council will really take a strong look at the recommendation of the planning commission,” he said.

A location for the Dec. 5 public hearing was not set last night.


Editor’#39;s note: This piece was previously headlined ‘#34;City council votes against re-zoning.’#34; That headline was in error.


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