On Monday, Developer Hubert White withdrew his requests to rezone his office location, 4118 Herring Street, and an adjoining parcel.
He was set to appear before the Covington Planning Commission Tuesday night, which voted to allow White to withdraw his request.
White was going to request that his office building property be rezoned from light industrial to neighborhood mixed use. The building could then be part of a lease-purchase agreement with Family Resource Center East.
In a related move, White was requesting that the house he owns next door be rezoned from neighborhood residential to neighborhood mixed use, which would then presumably allow him to move his office to that building.
Some surrounding property owners are upset about the rezoning of the house, because they feel the business rezoning would encroach on their neighborhood. In addition, the house is located in the North Covington historic district.
"I understand that it is not feasible to pursue the conjoined re-zoning applications [sic] that I had recently submitted. The future value decreases of the property at 4118 Herring is greater than the increase in value to the neighboring property, with the exclusions suggested in the Planning Department's review," White wrote in his letter. "Since it is necessary to the future economic well-being of both of m corporations both rezoning applications are approves [as written] at the same time or not at all, I respectfully request to withdraw both applications without prejudice at this time. I anticipate revisiting this proposal at a later date, when economic indicators are more propitious."