Rezoning plans near Carriage Oaks met with opposition | Environment
Some Carriage Oaks residents are trying to put a stop the rezoning of a vacant lot at the entrance of the subdivision that would allow the construction of a Fred's Super Dollar store.
The lot sits at the corner of Shed Road and Hickory Ridge Drive, which serves the front entrance and main access to and from the residential neighborhood near Stockwell Elementary School.
Several residents are asking their neighbors to sign a petition to stop the rezoning, out concern it will cause excessive traffic congestion.
"That's just going to create a lot congestion here along our only entrance and exit into the subdivision," says Carriage Oaks resident and petition organizer Jonathan Newton. "There's over 500 homes back here. That's just asking for trouble."
Newton says it would also pose a safety hazard to children walking to and from the school. "We just feel that is it is in our best interest for our kids and for our community that we don't allow that to happen,"
The rezoning of the lot is set for final approval by the Bossier City Council on Tuesday.
So far, the group has over 300 signatures on their petition to the city council. Their goal is 500.