City approves CarMax site; lawsuit to be dropped
by Associated Press
Published: October 2,2013
Tags: automobile, car, CarMax, city, city government, City of Tupelo, Commercial Real Estate, Greg Pirkle, law, lawsuit, legal, municipal, municipality, ordinance, Pat Falkner, real estate, retail, used car dealership, vehicle, zoning
TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has cleared the way for a used car dealer to open near the city’s Mall at Barnes Crossing.
The council voted yesterday to update the city’s development code and zoning map, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports.
Used car chair CarMax had sued the city over its denial of permission for a location near the mall. The new code, meant to streamline residential and commercial development in the city, will allow the dealership.
Greg Pirkle, a Tupelo attorney representing CarMax, says the lawsuit will be dropped.
City planner Pat Falkner says the new code means the city will allow more proposed land uses and reject fewer proposals. It’s the first major change to Tupelo’s development code or zoning map since 1994.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
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