The Planning Commission did not approve Tuesday a land use change so a Dollar General can be built at the intersection of Arkansas 253 and Durham Avenue after nearby residents said they opposed the store being there.

A show of hands revealed that at least 13 people in the Planning Commission's audience were opposed to the idea. Three people spoke to the commission in opposition. The consensus was that the area is residential and that the residents would like to keep it that way.

"We go into a lot of neighborhoods and we are friendly to the neighborhood, and most of those people end up shopping at our stores," said JT Meister of Commercial Realty, LLC.

Whether the developer will appeal the commission's decision to the city's Board of Directors will have to be evaluated, Meister said.

Although four commissioners (Bob Cooper, Don Keesee, Shane Laster and Marshall Sharpe) voted in favor and three (Thomas Howard, Sarah Howe and Vicki Newton) were opposed, the rezoning did not pass because items brought to the Planning Commission must receive five votes in favor to pass. Two commissioners, Talicia Richardson and Josh Carson, were absent.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that commissioners Don Keesee, Bob Cooper, Shane Laster and Marshall Sharpe voted in favor of a master land use plan amendment at the southwest corner of the intersection of Arkansas 253 and Durham Avenue. Commissioners Vicki Newton, Thomas Howard and Sarah Howe were opposed at a Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. Keesee, Cooper and Laster voted in favor of a rezoning at the same corner, and Howard, Howe, Newton and Sharpe were opposed. An article published on page A1 of Wednesday's edition incorrectly stated the votes. Items brought to the Planning Commission must receive five votes in favor to pass. Two commissioners, Talicia Richardson and Josh Carson, were absent.