Safety concern as development crops up in area

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Greenwood doesn’t want apartments to be built across from the city airport, partially to keep residents safe and partially to limit how many people nearby might not want the airport to grow.

The more homes or apartments are built around the airport, the more limited the airport would be in increasing jet traffic and extending its runway during the next few decades, city planning director Bill Peeples said. The Federal Aviation Administration would consider the concerns of residents before allowing expansions or awarding grants, he said.

The city has asked Marion County to stop a 220- apartment complex from being built on the north side of County Line Road and across from Airport Parkway, which leads to the airport.

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