MOUNT VERNON — Attorney Robert Weston, representing Mount Vernon Finance LLC, notified the city Friday that the application to rezone six lots on Sandusky Street was being withdrawn, Mayor Richard Mavis reported.
Mavis said the hearing that was scheduled before the city council meeting on Aug. 27 is canceled and the neighbors in the area of the proposed rezoning will be notified of the action.
The group had sought to rezone the property, which includes the former Directions Credit Union building, from Neighborhood Business to General Business, in order to place a used car lot on the credit union site at 625 Sandusky St. They also sought to include 627 and 631 Sandusky, as well as 2 Madison St.
Residents of the area generally opposed the change, and the Mount Vernon Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council reject the proposal.