Warner Robins council denies rezoning request | News
A few weeks ago, members of Warner Robins' Planning and Zoning Commission denied LRG Construction Services' request to rezone several parcels of land near the intersection of Russell Parkway and Highway 247. The parcels were located across the street of Robins Air Force Base, and in the middle of the Spring Hill neighborhood. The construction company said they wanted the land to build an apartment complex.
Cecil Young lives in the Spring Hill area and says, "The apartments will ruin one of the nicest subdivisions here in Warner Robins."
"We're against it because we have a one way street which is Wynn Place. It comes off of Wellborn, and runs parallel to Russell Parkway. Why would we want an apartment complex down at the end of it?," says David Cranshaw.
Fernando Hernandez also lives in the area and says," It would destroy the integrity of the neighborhood, with no infrastructure to see if the utility lines, the streets, the schools, or the roadways could accommodate an additional 400 cars a day." Around four hundred cars a day is what they projected if the apartment complex was added to the area.
Monday night, Warner Robins council upheld the decision to reject the rezoning. Councilman Clifford Holmes says the construction company failed to show the city a plan for the area, twice.
"Evidently when they went back this last time they still didn't have a plan that convinced the Planning and Zoning Committee that they were going to do the right thing for the neighbors in that community," explains Holmes.
Mayor Randy Toms says he didn't think Wynn Place would be able to handle the increased traffic an apartment complex would bring.