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Sioux Falls City Council Revote to Rezone

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Sioux Falls City Council voted for a second time on a rezoning issue Tuesday night and it passed.

The area in question is 85th Street and Western Avenue.

Meaning the area will have a mix of businesses, apartment buildings and single family homes.

But, before last nights packed meeting even started, 41% of the people who live near by signed a petition against the rezoning.

Most neighbors were upset about the apartment buildings that would be built in the lot.

City Council Member Kermit Staggers says it was an issue of property rights.

"We have the property rights of the owners of the Three Fountain Area and we also have the property rights of the people living on Ridgestone Drive and other single family dwellings in the area. I don't see anything surprising here, that primacy should be given to the owners of the land and in this particular case of course it would be the developer."

Homeowner Shelly Kosiak isn't happy with the outcome.

"It's just very disappointing. I don't think any homeowner in Sioux Falls should feel secure where they live now, knowing what's going in in their backyards. Clearly I'm going to have huge apartment buildings in my backyard now and it's disappointing."

The measure that passed last night includes seven, three-story buildings planned to go up.

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