Two Sides Struggle Over Rezoning Issue - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Two Sides Struggle Over Rezoning Issue

JONESBORO, AR -- Some problems are brewing in a neighborhood in south Jonesboro.  A landowner is trying to get some property rezoned so he can sell it to build apartments, while the homeowners a few blocks away say the addition of more apartments will only make their living situation worse.

"We're totally surrounded by apartments," said homeowner John Fowler.

On Tuesday night about fifty of the neighbors on Medallion Drive were at the Jonesboro City Council meeting for a rezoning vote.

"We're trying to build upgrade really nice apartments that will service the people moving into Jonesboro," said the property owner Bill Latourette.

Latourette and his family have owned the property for more that thirty years and he said he has been trying to compromise with the landowners on this issue.

"Our request with the C-R-1 zoning is to be transitional with the residential on one side of the property and the commercial property on the other," said Latourette.

But homeowners on Medallion Drive said their answer is simple:  no more apartments.

"Our opinion is that we don't want any more traffic and therefore we don't want any more apartments," said Fowler.

Traffic is one thing that the residents said has increased a lot with the apartments, while Latourette told us that the traffic has actually decreased since they had new streets put into the area.

"Having Latourette Lane helps the issues of traffic," said Latourette.

People in the Medallion neighborhood said after the impressive attendance at Tuesday night's council meeting, they feel good about the future of their area.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Study will determine cost of possible Cold War museum in Blytheville

    Study will determine cost of possible Cold War museum in Blytheville

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-08-22 03:11:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-08-22 03:27:45 GMT
    Study will determine cost and resources needed to create museum. (Source: KAIT-TV)Study will determine cost and resources needed to create museum. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Study will determine cost and resources needed to create museum. (Source: KAIT-TV)Study will determine cost and resources needed to create museum. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A structural design study is bringing the idea of a Cold War museum a little closer to a reality.

    A structural design study is bringing the idea of a Cold War museum a little closer to a reality.

  • City council votes to deed library building to MCLS

    City council votes to deed library building to MCLS

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-22 02:46:29 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-08-22 03:05:20 GMT
    City council passes resolution to deed building to MCLS. (Source: KAIT-TV)City council passes resolution to deed building to MCLS. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    City council passes resolution to deed building to MCLS. (Source: KAIT-TV)City council passes resolution to deed building to MCLS. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A resolution passed unanimously and now puts a Region 8 public library one step closer to its goal.

    A resolution passed unanimously and now puts a Region 8 public library one step closer to its goal.

  • The Imperial Dinner Theatre making comeback after flood

    The Imperial Dinner Theatre making comeback after flood

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-22 02:05:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-22 02:25:07 GMT
    Repair work on the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas after floods (Source: KAIT)Repair work on the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas after floods (Source: KAIT)
    Repair work on the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas after floods (Source: KAIT)Repair work on the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas after floods (Source: KAIT)

    A Pocahontas theatre that was heavily damaged during the Spring 2017 flood is making a comeback.

    A Pocahontas theatre that was heavily damaged during the Spring 2017 flood is making a comeback.

Powered by Frankly