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Council rezones area near Cove Lane project

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A big zoning change near the Cove Lane Interchange Project makes it through the Lake Charles City Council.

The council approved rezoning the area from residential to mixed-use. However, it won't be effective until Jan. 1, 2014.

Nearby residents opposed the change saying they did not want to see billboards and businesses in their neighborhood.

The council did exclude a 70-foot strip of land on the west side of Prien Lake Road as a buffer.

The measure passed six to one, with Councilwoman Mary Morris voting against.

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