Manatee County commissioners recently denied a request for rezoning.
Manatee County commissioners recently denied a rezone request from five property owners who wanted to turn homes on one of the county's busiest roads into office space.
The property owners asked the commission to approve a rezone of 1.75 acres in the 7600 block of Manatee Avenue West, near the Palma Sola Park residential neighborhood.
The owners sought a change from residential to professional-small, which covers office buildings up to 3,000 square feet.
But a majority of the commission, in a 5-2 vote, cited the already congested area in turning down the request.