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Ingleside City Council Approves Controversial Rezoning Permit

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Ingleside City Council held a final vote Tuesday on a controversial zoning permit that would rezone over 660 acres being purchased by Koch Industries for their Flint Hills Plant.

Council members ultimately approved the rezoning, and many residents who voices their concerns at Tuesday's meeting were not pleased at that outcome.

Residents from both Ingleside and the neighboring community, Ingleside on the Bay, voiced their concerns, but felt they were not heard by council members. Their main concern is that Koch Industries has not announced what they plan to do with that land once they purchase it.

A representative from Koch said they have not decided at this point.

The land in question sits across from the former Naval Station Ingleside, an area called Live Oak Preserve. People who have been opposed to the rezoning said there is not enough of a buffer zone between their property and the rezoned land.

However, on Tuesday Koch announced that they had decided not to rezone about 289 acres of that land, creating a larger buffer zone for residents.

There was plenty of heated exchanges and outbursts between residents and council members. At one point, a woman was thrown out for speaking her opposition from the crowd.