Community members voice concerns over rezoning at city council meeting

Community members voice concerns over rezoning at city council meeting
Members of the community gathered responses from others to present to the city council. (Source: KLTV)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - At the Tyler City Council meeting Wednesday, council members heard many comments from developers and members of the community regarding the development of West Cumberland.

Roughly 115 acres were zoned for development purposes, but not everyone was happy with the zones selected.

Today’s meeting discussed the proposed zone changes and those in attendance said they’re happy with the outcomes.

“You want to make sure that we are consistent with the community’s vision for our city,” said Heather Nick, the managing director of planning and economic development for the city of Tyler. “By going through this process, you have that public involvement, you have that community involvement. The developers were listening to the community; they made changes even before today’s meeting to address some of those concerns.”

After public comments and lots of discussion, the proposed zoning item on the agenda passed with a vote of five to one and an amendment to only house 12 units per acre on one of the tracts.

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