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Tupelo planners consider rezoning request on North Gloster

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Planning Commission is poised to approve a rezoning request designed to facilitate additional commercial development in one of the city’s major hubs of business activity.

Mitchell Scruggs, a local farmer and developer, has requested that five acres on the west side of North Gloster Street be rezoned from agricultural to regional commercial.

The five acres are located directly south of property where the Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center is located.

Scruggs told the Daily Journal on Monday afternoon he currently plans to sell the property and that a restaurant of some kind may be built on the site.

Dirt work and grading has been underway on the property for some time now, preparation work that’s needed before any construction activity.

The Planning Commission hosted a work session Monday evening to discuss the application submitted by Scruggs.

No commission members indicated any opposition to the rezoning proposal.

Tupelo Zoning Administrator Marilyn Vail told the Planning Commission Monday that Scruggs has not shared concrete plans for the property with city leaders.

“They can’t make any plans to do anything until it’s commercial,” she said.

Vail and City Planner Pat Falkner both said they’ve heard no opposition from adjacent property owners to the rezoning request.

The Planning Commission will formally meet next Monday at 6 p.m. in City Hall to vote on the rezoning application. All commission members present at Monday’s work session seemed to favor the rezoning request.


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