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Kingsport city leaders vote to rezone prime piece of real estate

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -- City leaders in Kingsport have voted to rezone a prime piece of real estate to make way for more businesses.

During tonight's Board of Mayor and Aldermen meting, the rezoning was officially approved.

The piece of land is located at the corner of Eastman Road and Fort Henry Drive. It includes more than four acres and several houses.

Last month, the city's planning commission voted to recommend the board not approve the request,  but that changed during tonight's meeting and it was a decision some weren't happy about.

However, Kingsport Mayor John Clark says he sees an opportunity.

"Kingsport wants to be business friendly," Clark told News Channel 11. "We want to be developer friendly some of the resident there are renters may not have been in favor of it i think the board felt that it was in the best interest of our city to use that commercial property for business."

The rezoning will make way for a new pharmacy, restaurant and other future businesses.


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