Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bill to Rezone MetroCenter/Salemtown Properties for Lexus Dealership Passes Public Hearing

Council just approved bill to rezone properties surrounding MetroCenter Starbucks on second reading. No one rose to speak for or against the proposal during the public hearing. Some current residents whom the development team connected with the construction of the Lexus dealership helped in relocating their houses approached Salemtown Neighbors a few months ago for permission for the relocation. The association approved.

I believe that the lack of opposition against the rezoning and the building of the Lexus dealership is due to the existence of I-65, which both cuts a sliver of Salemtown off from the rest of the neighborhood and acts as a barrier to MetroCenter businesses encroaching into the larger portion of the Salemtown neighborhood.

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