Planners for the City of Paris will be talking about possible rezoning of a county-owned property on the Highway 218 Bypass for industrial purposes during a meeting Thursday night.

The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at Paris city hall.

The group will discuss changing a 20-acre tract of land located on the south side of the bypass between Highway 77 south of Paris and Highway 641 southeast of Paris. That land, which is across from Mockingbird Lane, is owned by the county and is currently zoned B-1, or Highway Commercial.

The Paris-Henry County Industrial Committee is attempting to market the land to industrial prospects. For the property to be developed for any kind of industrial or manufacturing use, it would need to be rezoned.

The Paris Commission voted for an ordinance to rezone the tract during its meeting last week, while at the same time referring the question to the planning commission.

Also on the agenda for Thursday night’s meeting:

• A building at 317 Tyson Ave. will be discussed after the new owner submitted a minor subdivision plan.

The building was sold by Henry County Medical Center a few months ago to Chris Scott, who plans to turn it into a physical therapy clinic. The parking and the ingress/egress for the building were modified, meaning a minor site plan was required.

• A site plan for Bridge of Hope Church, 1575 Hwy. 641 southeast of Paris, will be discussed for a requested revision.

The church turned in a site plan in October 2019, but since that time, the church has decided to reduce the size of the building from 8,000 square feet to 7,462 square feet.

City planners will need to approve the change in the original site plan.

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