ORR – Developers of a proposed Dollar General store in Orr experienced a setback on Monday as the Orr City Council denied two requests for zoning permits and a building permit, but they remained committed to finding a way to move forward with the store.
The action came after a roughly 45-minute public comment session punctuated by terse and sometimes contentious exchanges between those in favor of the development and those opposed. Council members scheduled the public meeting after choosing at their June 14 meeting to postpone acting on the requests presented at that time, and about 20 people were present at the Monday meeting, although only a few chose to speak.
The proposed store, to be built on the former site of Wally’s Auto Service, is surrounded by property owned by Tony Norman. Norman weighed in with his concerns at the June 14 meeting, and was…