HARRODSBURG - The local zoning board is rezoning 165 acres of land Harrodsburg plans to annex.
The property is zoned agricultural, but agricultural land cannot be part of the city, so it is up to the Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission to assign zoning. The Harrodsburg City Commission has given first reading to the annexation of the property that runs from Warwick Road and the bypass to Anderson-Dean Community Park.
The land belongs to the Dean family, Earl and Louise Ransdell, and Todd and Martha Warner. City Administrative Officer Ed Music said Tuesday the package was presented to the city by a Lexington Realtor. Neither he nor Shawn Moore, executive director of the zoning panel, could recall his name.
The city was approached by the Realtor, Music said, and the property owners all agreed to have their property annexed. No one would say for the record why property owners wanted their property annexed.