Bank wants to rezone land, neighborhood opposes move

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Reporter - Todd Faulkner
Photojournalist - Mason Watkins

PADUCAH — Two opposing sides are locked in a fight over a strip of land.

One group wants to rezone it from residential to commercial. The other group says that move could hurt the neighborhood.

The property sits at the corner of Forest Circle and Lone Oak Road in Paducah. People know this area as the Wallace Park Neighborhood.

Independence Bank filed what's called a "Similar Permitted Use Application" with the City of Paducah.

Basically, it outlines the bank's argument to change the land from R-1 residential to R-4 which allows for "professional offices" and "compatible" uses.

People living in the neighborhood don't want that to happen and are fighting back.

The public hearing regarding the issue is scheduled for March 21 at 6p.m.

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