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Business Observer Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 11 years ago

Rezoning request denied

Manatee County commissioners recently denied a request for rezoning.

Manatee County commissioners recently denied a rezone request from five property owners who wanted to turn homes on one of the county's busiest roads into office space.

The property owners asked the commission to approve a rezone of 1.75 acres in the 7600 block of Manatee Avenue West, near the Palma Sola Park residential neighborhood.

The owners sought a change from residential to professional-small, which covers office buildings up to 3,000 square feet.

But a majority of the commission, in a 5-2 vote, cited the already congested area in turning down the request.

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