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Madison council approves zoning switch, angering residents

Residents said they object to the zoning change. (Source: WAFF) Residents said they object to the zoning change. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison City Council approved a rezoning plan in a 6-1 vote Monday night, which will switch 20 acres of vacant land from residential to business zoning.

The land sits on the northeast corner of Wall Triana Highway and Browns Ferry Road. Several dozen residents came out to the meeting Monday night, many of whom spoke out against the plan.

The Sembler Company, a developer based out of Florida, wants to develop the area. An executive with that company was present at the meeting. He said he could not discuss possible tenants going on the property due to confidentiality agreements.

About a dozen Madison residents took up more than an hour of public comment time to voice their displeasure. Concerns with the change ranged from traffic on the two-lane roads to quality of life and changes in property values.

They said the biggest problem they had is the council approving the change without actually knowing what The Sembler Company wants to put on the property.

The Sembler Company is involved in another development in Madison, a new 625,000 square foot shopping center which will go in the southwest corner of Zierdt Road and 565. The company representative said that development will take years to build, but expects new roads to the area to begin construction in the coming months.

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