HARRODSBURG — The Mercer County Fiscal Court approved the rezoning of 5.02 acres of land on U.S. 127 south near the Mercer/Boyle county line.
The property, owned by Tim Kidd, was zoned as agricultural but in June, Kidd approached the Greater Harrodsburg-Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission about rezoning his five acres of land as business. Kid told the commission he wanted to build an additional warehouse for his business, Kidd Glass, and an office building on the property. The commission approved Kidd's request.
At its meeting Tuesday, the fiscal court agreed with the commission's decision.
Magistrate Ronnie Sims said the land is in his district and he supports the change.
Attorney Merle Clark was there representing landowners in Boyle and Mercer Counties who are opposed to the change.
Clark said the findings to approve the zone change goes against the county's comprehensive plan, which is a way to make sure that land is being used appropriately. Attorney Larry Catlett, who represents Kidd, said that the commission made the right decision to approve the zone change, saying that Kidd's property isn't viable as farmland and that the commission has a lot of experience.