The Washington County Planning Commission is recommending rezoning 10 acres on Downsville Pike next to the former Moose lodge from residential multifamily to highway interchange .
The Planning Commission made the recommendation during its meeting Monday night, Planning Director Robert Arch said. The recommendation goes next to the Washington County Commissioners, Arch said.
About 20 local residents had petitioned against the rezoning. But Clyde Bartles, president of the homeowners association for Town Oak Village, which is adjacent to the property, supports the rezoning.
The vacant land is on the southeast side of Downsville Pike near its intersection with Halfway Boulevard, north of Interstate 70, adjacent to the north side of Interstate 70.