Development code action postponed

Tupelo StockRobbie Ward/Daily Journal

TUPELO – City Council members will take more time to review the updated development code and zoning map.

Instead of the council likely approving the updated development code and zoning map at today’s council meeting, Mayor Jason Shelton asked for more time to review the document intended to give more flexibility to commercial and residential developers in the city.

Some council members had suggested passing the document that includes ideas from the city’s comprehensive plan at tonight’s meeting with an understanding that it may be amended later.

“Rather than changing it later, I’d rather get those changes made before it’s passed,” Shelton said.

The council will likely hold another work session to discuss final tweaks no the code and zoning map.