Council reverses P&Z decision

July 14, 2012 • Local News

The Roswell City Council overturned a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission to deny a request to rezone an R-3 Residential District to C-2 Community Commercial District, at its regular business meeting Thursday evening.

The P&Z commission voted 3-2 to deny the request of applicant Bill Fenn, of Fenn Foods Inc. One of the commissioners recused himself due to a conflict of interest. Fenn’s appeal of the commission’s decision was sent to the council for action.

Fenn, who owns Farmers Country Market, requested to rezone 105 N. Atkinson Ave. to provide for commercial office space, given his operations in Roswell are increasing. He purchased the property, which is currently occupied by one of his employees, several years ago.

Chris Cortez, of Atkins Engineering Associates Inc, spoke in favor of the appeal. Cortez is the commissioner who recused himself Login to read more

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