March 8, 2014
If residents of one section of Waynesboro get their way, there will be fewer cars and less people in their neighborhood. Concerned residents of Highland and Sherman Avenues want a zoning change.
They want a portion of the streets changed to permit only single-family homes. They say there's too much traffic and cars in the area when a home is broken down into numerous apartments.
According to Waynesboro City Planner Brian Haluska, such rezoning is a trend many cities are discovering.
He says, "Keep your eyes out for more applications like this, 'cause we're hearing there's a lot of interest in not only this city but in neighboring cities. A lot of citizens are taking up their neighborhoods and concerns on their neighborhood into their own hands and bringing their concerns before the city councils."
If City Council approves the rezoning, current apartment renters don't need to worry. Existing multi-family homes will not be affected.