The Starkville Board of Aldermen held six public hearings on various rezonings, conditional use agreements and other issues at its meeting Tuesday night.
Among these was a unanimous decision to grant a conditional use request for a bed and breakfast within an existing home located at 607 Old West Point Road. The entire property covers 10 acres. The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission approved the project at its meeting on April 9. However, one letter was received in opposition to the bed and breakfast. The applicant shall have six months to receive site plan approval from the Starkville Design Review Committee (DRC). Conditional use approval is required for a bed and breakfast in the area of town, which is currently zoned as R-E.
Starkville property manager Lee Carson addressed the board regarding his plan for the bed and breakfast.
The Property in question is the former Montgomery Home, also known as "The Cedars," built in 1835.
Although she spoke in support of the project, area resident Frances McDavid asked the aldermen to consider long-term implications of putting a bed and breakfast in the neighborhood, including possible noise and traffic issues.