A Lafayette Parish property owner stood his ground Tuesday. Scott Hines went before the Lafayette Consolidated Council for the second time. Several months ago he was denied zoning for a Dollar General store.
"That deal is dead. It cost me a lot money. I'm trying to move forward with my new plans and new goal," said Hines.Hines told the council Tuesday he wants approval to turn his lot into an organic fruit and vegetable market. That means Hines' property needs to be rezoned from residential to transitional business use.
"If someone has something against, it please let me know now."The property sits in councilman Brandon Shelvin's district. Shelvin explained he has no interest in seeing another dollar store go up in his area. Shelvin recommended the zoning request be classified as conditional. The director of planning and zoning explained.
"It gives him 18 months to establish it. If he fails to do that, it reverts back."Hines stated he doesn't need restrictions on how he should use his property especially as Lafayette grows. "I just want to be treated fair and equally, that's all I'm asking for," added Hines.
"If we approve it without a condition, he can sell it to anyone he wants that means a Dollar General or Family Dollar," said Shelvin.
The conditional classification amendment was approved as an introduction. The next step is the final vote in two weeks.
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