Condo zoning request withdrawn

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 25, 2000

Staff Writer

Feb. 24, 2000 9 PM

A rather large crowd left the Troy Zoning Board with smiles Thursday afternoon.

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Those opposing a proposal for condominiums at the intersection of Highland Avenue and George Wallace Drive overflowed from the council chambers at Troy City Hall.

When it was announced that Game Day Center Southeast had withdrawn its request to construct a high-rise condominium, the crowd applauded and began spilling out of the room.

The Auburn-based company was proposing the condominiums which would have served Troy State University athletic fans coming into town for games.

Nobody representing the company was in attendance at the board meeting.

Another less controversial proposal for a 36-home subdivision off Spradley Drive was approved by the board.

Walt Stell presented board members with information on the subdivision and was available for questions.

He said entrance to the subdivision will be connected to Spradley Drive via the southern extension of Gail Street.

Stell said the proposed subdivision will compliment the already existing Country Club subdivision.

Houses in the new subdivision will be a minimum of 1,800 square feet, compared to the 1,600 minimum in the Country Club subdivision. Lots will be a minimum of 22,000 and will have underground utilities, Stell said.

"It’s a pretty upscale neighborhood," Stell said.

Since Spradley Drive will carry most of the proposed subdivision’s traffic to Highway 87, there has been some past opposition to building subdivisions off Spradley Drive. The argument has been that it is not built to handle high traffic flow.

Approval to build a Waffle House Highway 231 was also granted.

The restaurant will be located near Brittany’s Restaurant on a lot already zoned for commercial use.