Midland Residents Worry Rezoning Plot of Land Will Disrupt Quiet Neighborhood 6/12/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
June 12, 2013
Midland – Some Midlanders are doing everything they can to keep their neighborhood the way it is, quiet.
They found a deed that limits a developer from building until they have signatures of support.
The fight even went before the city council yesterday.
You can find the quiet neighborhood off of Midland Drive just east of a T and T Donuts. It's how the Blischke's want it to stay.
“We moved here because it was a quiet neighborhood. The home and yard are easy to take care of,” Jim Blischke, a resident in the neighborhood said.
Both Jim and Alathea Blischke say bringing in a Dollar General to their neighborhood will disrupt their peaceful part of town.
“We’re afraid of increased crime, noise, traffic, dirt and trash,” Alathea Blischke said.
CBS 7 walked with the Blischke’s to the empty plot that is currently zoned for office space. In order for the Dollar General to be built, the plot of land must be rezoned.
They fear if this plot is rezoned, others around will be also.
“We just want it to be an office building,” Alathea Blischke said. “If one plot is rezoned, what will happen to the other two?”
They took their concerns to the city council yesterday. Mayor Wes Perry says a compromise must be reached at some point.
“If the property owner wants to do something with his property and it’s reasonable and the neighbors are reasonable, you’ll find a position you can do both.”
While the developer works on getting signatures required by a property deed, the Blischke's will continue to fight to keep their neighborhood quiet, Dollar General or not.