Jon Hooker has decided to sell a North Hill property rather than continue a fight with area residents opposed to his proposed condominium development.
Hooker had been attempting to redevelop the land at 1230 18th St., but his application to rezone the land to accommodate a proposed development of seven condo units plus a single family lot was rejected by the City of Brandon planning commission after opponents jammed the public gallery to speak against the idea.
“The community didn’t feel my plan for the property was something they wanted so I’ll sell it and move on,” Hooker said. “I have other things going on, so that’s that.”
Hooker said he was not opposed to reinvesting that money on another project in Brandon, if the opportunity presented itself.
“I don’t think I will attempt to rezone anything in Brandon, because people seem to have their ideas on what they want to see in Brandon,” Hooker said. “I don’t think I will fight that fight in the future, but I have no reason not to invest in Brandon in the future.”
Hooker added Brandon was a “great place to do business.”
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 14, 2012