Heritage Hospice will continue its search for a place to build after Danville City Commissioners, in a split vote, denied a zone change for property on the south side of U.S. 150, near Little Oil Company, where the organization had planned to locate.
Mayor John W.D. Bowling and commissioners Ryan Owens and Chester Kavanaugh were against the rezoning, saying at a special meeting Tuesday that it wasn't appropriate to develop until city sewerage could be extended there. Commissioners Terry Crowley and Jamey Gay were in favor of it, saying that the hospice was a small, 3-acre development that could use alternative sewerage until city lines were extended to it.
David and Walter Gander own the property that the hospice wanted. The brothers had been denied a zone change from Danville-Boyle Planning and Zoning because their proposal was not in agreement with the comprehensive plan.
The city decided to have its own hearing.