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Zoning change that angered Monroe businesses reversed

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - What was called an oversight in changing Monroe city zoning is now being addressed. Mayor Jamie Mayo announced Monday that a zoning ordinance that would have restricted businesses along Louisville Avenue has been revised.

That area was recently changed from general business to neighborhood and mixed use. But, business owners told KNOE 8 News that would have prohibited new bars, gas stations, restaurants. The owner of Enoch's Pub said the zoning change would have put detrimental restrictions on improving current businesses.

Now, the mayor says the main drag of Louisville Avenue will go back to B3 zoning (it's former status), while the blocks north and south of Louisville Avenue will be a neighborhood business district.

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