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By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

A familiar zone change returned Thursday to the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission after being overturned by the state Court of Appeals.

The Bizzack family was back at City Hall, seeking a zone change for 10 acres at the southwestern corner of the Interstate 64 and Versailles Road intersection - more widely known as the Cracker Barrel property. The Bizzacks sought and earned approval for commercial zoning in 2001, only to have the matter overturned by the Court of Appeals last May.

"Quite frankly, I'm not so sure why we're here when (the zone change) is before the court," said Susan Goddard, a resident of Millville-Duncan Road who worries that commercial development would create traffic problems on her road.

"Do we want to set this type of precedent?" Goddard asked. "Just because office space in the area isn't renting do we want to make it commercial?"

Goddard echoed the concerns of Alice South Hume and Pin Oak Stud Farm owner Josephine Abercrombie, who've fought to keep Cracker Barrel out of the southern interstate quadrants.

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