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Zoning request highlights lack of housing

The practical purpose of a public hearing on Tuesday was to figure out whether the Sundance City Council should grant a zoning change for lots within Sundance View Estates. Underlying the debate, however, was a more philosophical question: is Sundance more in need of homes or space for new business?

The hearing was scheduled to accept comment on a request from a property owner in the subdivision, who has asked to change five frontage lots that are currently zoned to be "highway business district" into "low density residential."

Various members of the community spoke during the hearing, with a...