Liberty Ford in Solon hopes to expand and modernize its car dealership, but will need approval first from the city's voters.
Solon City Council plans to put a rezoning measure on the ballot in May that, if passed, would allow city council to rezone adjacent properties so the dealership to expand its showroom.
The Solon Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the rezoning. At a recent city council meeting Chamber President Jim Kelvington said the rezoning would improve the aesthetics of that part of the city and perhaps improve the chances for new development in the area.
But residents of the Solon Park Estates condominiums across the street from the dealership have said they oppose the rezoning because of increased noise and traffic in the area.