Every now and then government surprises you. A few weeks ago I posted about a Waco woman who lives near the site of the new Baylor stadium (original post and story here). Residents in the area didn't ask for the stadium to be plopped down in their neighborhood and rightly had some questions and concerns.
Wannika Muhammad's concern was parking. Not that it would be an issue on gameday (although that is a concern for many), but that she wouldn't be able to make money off her vacant lot because the city wouldn't re-zone it as commercial.
As reported back in January, Wannika felt she wasn't being given a fair hearing by the planning commission and it looked as if her request would be denied. Where people park for gameday and who makes money off that parking is going to be a big deal. And if Wannika or other residents in the area want to make money off a stadium that was placed in their neighborhood then who is the city of Waco to stand in the way?
And they're not. To its credit the Waco City Council approved Wannika's application to have her lot zoned commercial. Good for them and good for Wannika.