It is not very often that city councils do not follow the recommendations of their appointed planning commissions.
This past week the Conyers City Council voted unanimously to pass the rezoning request that developer Four A needed to proceed with its development of the 308 acre parcel of land located in Conyers.
The truth of the matter is that council really had no choice because the owners of Four A could have brought a lawsuit to build on their property and probably would have won and then the city would have no control over the development of the property.
We understand the concerns of local citizens who have attended hearings to express their view points, and the points about water, sewage are well founded.
In the long run Four A has proved to be a responsible developer who cares about its properties and has involved itself in the fabric of the community.
We see no change in this attitude as they develop their property.
If everything they have told us comes to fruition, then Conyers will be the home of a new, progressive community that will help the tax base which in turn should help city services, not hurt them.
At this point the council made the right decision, and now it is up to Four A to prove that what they have told us is exactly how this project will progress.