City Delays Vote to Rezone Pecan Drive Property
By Adam Morton
PADUCAH, KY - The Paducah City Commission delayed a vote to approve a zoning change that would allow a new nursing facility to be built on Pecan Drive.

Last Tuesday, commissioners introduced an ordinance to change the zoning of the wooded 18-acre property, located at 4231 Pecan Drive, from an R-1 low density residential zone, to an R-4 high density residential zone. The zone change request is coming from CDB Service Finance, LLC. The company wants to construct a 77,300 square foot nursing facility with 100 beds.

A public hearing was held at an April 3 Planning Commission meeting, where a resolution was adopted to approve the zone change.  Several residents have since voiced concerns that building the new facility would cause flooding issues on nearby properties. A final vote was scheduled to take place Tuesday, but commissioners chose to delay the vote.

Mayor Brandi Harless said one of the reasons for the delay is not all commissioners were present at the meeting.

"We'd like to have Allan [Rhodes] here for that decision, because it's a big decision," Harless said. "Also for fact gathering and knowledge gathering. I don't feel like I knew enough, and so I was after some more information about making that decision. It was a little bit of a quick turn around for me."

Commissioners will vote on the measure at their meeting next Tuesday.

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Published 10:41 PM, Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017
Updated 09:24 AM, Thursday Apr. 20, 2017

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