Controversial rezoning issue in Trussville


TRUSSVILLE, Ala., (WIAT) — Trussville residents showed up to voice concerns over the Highway 11 development across from Winn Dixie. The developer of the property gave a presentation of the plans already approved by the city’s planning and zoning board, then the issue was opened to a public hearing.

Connor Farmer, the owner of Highpointe Properties, LLC, told the council eight of the 16 acres being purchased will be developed as commercial property. The original plan, which included garden homes and commercial property, was dropped by the developer after nearby property owners voiced concerns. Most saying that it’s the last green space in downtown Trussville.

In Trussville, an ordinance of permanent nature goes through a two step process. The first time its on the agenda there has to be a motion made for unanimous consent which means all five members of the council must vote yes. However, that was not the case in Tuesday’s meeting. Council will now meet next week to vote which does not require unanimous consent.

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