Rezoning to light industrial approved by city council

COLUMBUS, Ind. — City officials have given final approval to rezone vacant land in northwest Columbus for industrial use, despite opposition from two council members.

Columbus City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2 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, while councilwoman Elaine Wagner was absent.

Resident Jim Puckett had made the request to rezone the property, which is about 270 feet south of Paula Drive near the Tudor Addition subdivision. Puckett’s attorney, Mike McIver, said in an earlier interview that no plans have been established for the site.

Permitted uses on the property would be limited to light industrial assembly and distribution or a research-and-development facility under commitments and conditions established by the city.

Read more in Thursday’s edition of The Republic.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or