MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Residents unhappy with a rezoning request filed to construct a general retail store near Green Acres are encouraged to share their concerns with the city, Midland officials said.
The topic generated spirited debate Tuesday evening during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
The store slated for construction will be a Dollar General, according to sources familiar with the application.
The initial rezoning was approved June 6 by the Planning and Zoning Commission, officials said, and affects the area from Todd Drive and Business 20 to Local Retail District 1 (LR-1), between the Agricultural Estate District and the Country Estate District.
There are no plans to close or relocate Green Acres Miniature Golf, city spokesperson Sara Bustilloz confirmed Wednesday.
The city has received three letters of objection from residents reluctant to welcome a new general retail store to the neighborhood, she added.
"Now is the time to speak up," Bustilloz said. "We actually had the [rezoning request] applicant withdraw their request. We're expecting them to come back and go through the whole process again with a Planned District application... In the meantime, residents can send letters [and] emails, meet with council members and make their voices heard."
Contact information for Midland City Council members is listed on the city's website.