Monday night the Sevier County commission voted to defer the motion to rezone property on Tittsworth Springs Road. The vote came after the commission heard public remarks from area residents and the property owner.
Patrick Doyle, whose property neighbors that which is to be rezoned, noted in his remarks that, "the road is under review to be widened" and that "the road is not a feeder road". He also argued that the .63 acres in question was not suited for commercial building or zoning. He asked that the zoning request be set aside or rejected.
John Soter, who owns the property and filed the request to have the property rezoned, notified the commission that instead of building storage units on the property he was planning to build a 10 unit single story apartment complex.
Upon hearing that the property will be used for residential buildings, several members of the commission highlighted that the property would be better zoned as residential instead of commercial. Mr. Soter was asked to return to the planning commission and refile his request to reflect his new plans for the property.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.