MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison City Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a controversial rezoning plan Thursday night.
The commission voted 6-3 in favor of recommending the rezoning plan.
More than fifty Madison residents showed up to voice their opinion. At least a dozen of those in attendance spoke out against the plan, which would convert a piece of land on the corner of Wall Triana Highway and Brownsferry Road from residential to commercial zoning.
More than 150 people signed a petition opposing the proposed zoning change. Many residents expressed concern that the shopping center would end up vacant and attract crime.
The land could become the site of new a high-end shopping center if the rezoning is completed.
The rezoning proposal now goes before the City Council for final approval.