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Commissioners OK rezoning for business park near GM

Allen County Commissioners approved rezoning 73 acres from agricultural to industrial Friday to allow the construction of a business park southeast of the General Motors assembly plant.

The commissioners voted unanimously to approve the request for Stonebridge Business Park II, which is adjacent to the 125 acres of the county-owned Stonebridge business park. That park has been fallow, but in August, the county approved spending $3.9 million to provide infrastructure on the site, which officials said was necessary to attract the businesses they want to draw there.

Commissioner Nelson Peters said at the time the county had already lost opportunities for selling the parcels because the property lacked the needed infrastructure.

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