Rezoning near residential area receives initial approval from council

City leaders have given initial approval to rezone land for industrial use in northwest Columbus, despite concerns about the impact future development might have on nearby homeowners.

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve a request from Jim Puckett, of 6550 N. River Road, to rezone 18.54 acres on the west side of County Road 150W from single-family residential to light industrial. City Councilmen Frank Jerome and Laurie Booher voted against the proposal.

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