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(KSL News) -- The owners of Salt Lake's Gateway development want city leaders to change zoning rules to allow larger stores.
Tonight, the public had a chance to weigh in on the controversy before the city planning commission. And response was largely negative.
Tony Weller, Property Owner: "TO DO SO, WOULD ALSO AMOUNT TO GOVERMENTAL HYPOCRACY, WHICH WOULD REASONABLY STAND TO LEAD TO DISHONEST PROMISES MADE BY DEVELOPERS AND GOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES."
Rick Howa, Property Owner: "I DON'T SEE THAT BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE THE GAMES BEING PLAYED, WE CHANGE THE RULES."
The zoning change would allow larger stores, like Nordstrom or Target, to come to The Gateway.
But, city planners say decisions over zoning rules, must be based on what's best for the city, not Nordstrom.
The planning commission will make a recommendation to the city council, which is expected to rule on the proposal, sometime in October.