Old Dawson landowners fight against rezoning

Albany city commissioners discuss rezoning land off Old Dawson Road. / Jessica Fairley

Albany city commissioners spent more than two hours in a public hearing Friday night about the rezoning of land off of Old Dawson Road.

Landowners in the area came out in large numbers against rezoning a portion of the land for commercial use.

Lanier Engineering wants to use the land to build an apartment complex.

Homeowners say this will not only decrease their property value but the apartments and commercial property will create a major traffic hazard for the area.

"I'm very thankful for our city commissioners and our mayor that they see the necessity of considering the residents that live there and what their concerns are," said Ellen White, homeowner.

Commissioners tabled the measure until they receive more information about the property.