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Proposed changes to the front of Sage Meadows

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There are proposed changes to Sage Meadows and one change could spark another.

The large community along Highway 351 in Jonesboro is continually expanding with homes but now there's a possibility adding commercial property up front.

Over a decade ago, the land that Sage Meadows sits on was annexed into the city of Jonesboro. A mix of development was planned and some of the land brought in was zoned for commercial use.

However, Sage Meadows became nearly all used as single-family residential, but a rezoning sign near the entrance of the subdivision means that could soon change.

K & G properties hopes to have just .28 acres of land in the front of Sage Meadows rezoned for commercial use and according to their rezoning application, the parcel of land will most likely be used for parking.

Kevin Kessinger told the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission that changes to some development plans created the need.

"The only access to that lot is actually through the front part off of 351," Kessinger said.

Jonesboro Planning Director Otis Spriggs said the tract of land is sandwiched between commercial and residential zonings.

"This particular rezoning is supported by staff being that it will create clarity on the zoning map," Spriggs said.

A zoning analysis stated the piece of land has no purpose being residential because it is land-locked due to a traffic circle at the entrance of Sage Meadows.

According to to the rezoning application, rezoning the .28 acres might benefit the community in the future with the possibility of even more development.

The rezoning application stated a proposed small commercial area might happen in the future to serve the needs of some Sage Meadows residents.

No word on what that small commercial area might be. 

The rezoning of the .28 acres of land must still go before Jonesboro City Council.

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