Zoning proposals

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I am concerned that a requested zoning change would replace the Glen Garden Country Club golf course with a distillery. This industrial zoning will intrude on a residential neighborhood and destroy one of the most historic golf courses in Texas.

We expect, trust and support our city government to look out for our better interests. I strongly believe that when pride in ownership and desirable lifestyle is respected and protected, it is in the best interest of the entire city.

The residents of this area purchased their homes as a place to live, start families, stay involved in their church and raise their children.

I grew up visiting relatives in that neighborhood and watching them strive to make their quality of life better. I try to do the same.

Turning this into an industrial area would do irreparable harm and have a negative impact on future family-friendly development. It would adversely affect hundreds of hardworking people.

They desire and deserve development that creates an atmosphere conducive to living well, rearing families and retiring in a healthy, peaceful environment.

I ask Mayor Betsy Price and the members of the City Council to support families in the Rolling Hills/Glencrest community and vote “no” to this zoning change.

— Tirsza Brooks,

Fort Worth

The two articles written about the Zoning Commission and the decision on the recommendation to council have been terribly misleading; the final decision was a technical one. Four of the commissioners were for the recommendation of approval. Because two of the commissioners were absent there was not a fifth vote either for or against. That sends it on with a recommendation for denial. The majority present was for approval.

This fragile area has the most intensive zoning we have. With the vacant land there and the “K” heavy industrial zoning, many things could have happened not conducive to maintaining the texture of the area. Now that someone has come along to develop more of the footprint and is asking for better zoning the conversation has begun. Between city staff, council members and all stakeholders, I foresee a protective overlay which will prevent any encroachment of unwanted business.

I remember when the Stockyards wasn’t a very nice place to be. The barns and pens were rotting and falling down. Now it is an international tourist attraction. The city will not allow that economic driver to be compromised. That was the reason I seconded Commissioner Flores’ motion to recommend approval.

— Wanda Conlin,

Fort Worth

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