Bentonville council approves contentious rezoning

Posted: October 11, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA GUTE Attorney Bill Watkins, left, speaks on behalf of Cindy Springs LLC during the Bentonville City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Council approved to rezone 28 acres along Northeast John DeShields Boulevard on the request of Cindy Springs LLC, the land owner. The rezoning saw support and opposition from city residents.

The City Council upheld the Planning Commission's approval to rezone 28 acres along Northeast John DeShields Boulevard allowing medium- and high-density residential developments as well as commercial projects.

Council Action

Bentonville City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• Spending $90,000 so the Police Department could buy two patrol Chevrolet Tahoes and the gear to equip them.

• Accepting Arkansas Electric Company’s $25,290 bid for underground wire for the Electric Department.

• General Construction Solution’s $139,415 bid for the Citizens Park pavilion project.

Source: Staff Report

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