Well, we didn’t get the Local 12 coverage of our protest in front of the dealership, but there is an article in the Enquirer covering this topic. The article mostly gets it right but the reporter wouldn’t have any way of recognizing the glaring falsehood promulgated by Woeste Development and the zoning commission staff report: that the 76 space asphalt parking lot is consistent with mixed-use as outlined in the comprehensive plan, which has designated the area as a neighborhood business corridor with a mix of residential, retail and office uses. A parking lot used to store cars is not residential, or retail, or office usage. It is consistent with industrial or light industrial zoning. Not to mention the fact that it is invading a half block of residential property and in no way is a smooth or appropriate transition between retail and residential.
Click here to read the story.