A public hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the city building in El Dorado regarding the request by the SBA hospital to rezone a nearby parking lot from a residential lot to a commercial lot.

The hospital applied for a rezone of the 1.1 acre tract on the SW corner of First Ave. and N. Topeka. Currently it is an R-1 Low Residential District. The hospital is requesting it be changed to a C-1 General Business District, which allows various land uses such office, retail, restaurant and entertainment.

There has been some pushback from the nearby residents, and a petition has been started to bring attention to the situation.

Check back for more details on this story as they emerge after the hearing tomorrow.