LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than a dozen neighborhood residents expressed their concerns Wednesday night about a piece of property that's already been in the news.
As News 18 has already reported, the Bob Rohrman Auto Group is asking for land behind the Toyota dealership on State Road 26 to build a parking lot for employees. It's land that borders the Orchard Heights neighborhood.
They asked the Area Plan Commission (APC) Wednesday for a rezoning of the property from residential to general business.
Five residents spoke up against the request with concerns including drainage problems, noise issues and property taxes.
The APC recommended approval by an 8-2 vote.
"We weren't surprised by the recommendation," said Orchard Heights neighbor Larry Gross. "We're not saying we're totally against the rezone. We'd prefer it not be rezoned. We're just wanting to sit down and talk and see if there are some concessions that can be made and agreements can me made between everybody."
A meeting between residents and the auto group is set for Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
The rezoning proposal as well as a request for Lafayette to give up some city-owned land is scheduled to be heard at the city council meeting Oct. 7.
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