BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Rep. Nick Rahall is asking Beckley officials to allow him to subdivide a residential property he owns in the city and lease part of it to a commercial business.
The West Virginia Democrat is seeking to have two lots rezoned from a one-family district to a general commercial district. That would allow Enterprise Rent-A-Car to lease the lots and build a new office.
Other lots would be rezoned to an office/residential transitional district.
The Register-Herald says the Beckley Planning Commission approved Rahall's request Tuesday and recommended it to City Council, which will take final action.
Several residents told the commission they're concerned about the rezoning's impact on the neighborhood.
The council will hold a public hearing Aug. 28.
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