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— If plans continue as approved, an independent living facility for senior adults will be constructed at 2310 Hayden Road.

The rezone request for an R-3 (multi-family residential) from an A-1 (agricultural) was approved with several conditions at this month’s Pea Ridge Planning Commission.

Landowners Donnie and Lora Garner appeared before the Planning Commission in September, as did several of their neighbors. Although the public hearing was held and comments recorded, no vote was taken as there were not enough commission members present to make a quorum.

The rezone was the only item of business on the agenda for the October meeting.

The conditions approved Tuesday, Oct. 6, according to Dr.

Karen Sherman, Planning Commission chairman, were that the facility will not exceed 8,000 square feet and will not contain more than seven dwelling units. It may only be for care of senior citizens.

The rezone approval was tied to the use of the rezone, Sherman said, adding that if the land is sold prior to construction of the specified facility, the zoning will revert to A-1.

Assistant city attorney Andrew Huntsinger advised the commissioners.

In other action, the commission agreed to remove commissioner Dino Collins from the commission as he has missed more than five consecutive meetings.

News, Pages 1 on 10/14/2009

Print Headline: Planners approve senior living facility

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