Compromise in Cordova 

The fighting is finally over, and everybody's happy - mostly.

The County Commission recently approved LaGrange Commons, a proposed development near Raleigh-LaGrange and Macon Roads in Cordova.

Residents of LaGrange Downs, a nearby subdivision, have been against the development that would place 133 residential lots in the wooded area behind their homes.

After a County Commission committee ordered the neighbors and developers to work out a compromise, the new plan called for 125 lots, a wooden fence separating the neighborhoods, and wider rear yards.

At the Commission meeting, the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development recommended the commission amend the proposal to include a barricade at the corner of LaGrange Circle North and LaGrange Downs for safety issues. It would be left in place until a traffic signal is installed at Macon and Raleigh-LaGrange roads.

"We got what we wanted in a way," said LaGrange Downs resident Joby Dion. "It's not really a victory. They're still tearing down our woods, but that's why it's called a compromise." n


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