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Mandarin strip mall approved by City Council
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A controversial battle over rezoning in Mandarin comes
to a head.

For nearly four hours at the Jacksonville City Council meeting Tuesday
night, council and community members went back and forth about allowing retail
shops where some neighbors argue they don't belong.

The corner of Oak Bluff Lane and San Jose Boulevard was at the center of the
debate. Restaurants, including Chick-fil-A, are proposed to be a part of a new
development at the site.

Neighbors are worry about traffic, saying the area will become too congested. In the end, the council voted 18-to-1 in favor of rezoning the area; with a few conditions that include only allowing the Chick-fil-A's drive-thru to be located on the Southside and the restaurants can open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Learn more about the bill here

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