Just before Wheeling City Council was expected to decide if a section of land would be rezoned from residential or commercial, the developers pulled their request for rezoning.
Our news partner, News 9 reports last month, the owners of the land, GC & P Development, introduced a plan to the city about changing the zoning of that land from residential to commercial. But the city's zoning commission had recommended to leave the 95 acres of hilltop property in Woodsdale zoned as residential.
Because the developers pulled their request, the council never voted on the rezoning Tuesday. Still, many people spoke out about the opposition to future development of the land.
Controversy grew about the future of that property over the last several weeks, with the zoning commission citing a lack of information about what would happen on the property if it was rezoned to commercial.