McCrae said his group met multiple times with neighbors and property owners to discuss plans.
"They all concur that the best use of this property is light industrial, and not residential," McCrae told Council.
The property is zoned for residential, but would require an extension of Serendipity to connect to Beacon Knoll. Converting to light industrial matches the property to what's surrounding it, buffered to Beacon Knoll by trees and a creek.
"Whatever is constructed on this tract will not be visible during those months that there is foliage visible, and I don't think there will be much visibility even in the winter," McCrae said.
"It certainly wasn't a unanimous thing," Martin said.
She said the plan was different when she moved into her home.
"There was going to be a bridge that extended Serendipity, and all of that land would be part of our development," Martin said. "This, to me, would detract from our home values."
"All of them were in favor of it," Johnson said. "I look forward to the next month to hear from other neighbors."
Council also gave first reading to a rezoning at the
"The campground has been there since '72, I bought it in '86 and have been working on it ever since," said owner
Both the light industrial and commercial rezoning requests require two more readings to be finalized.
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