ROANOKE, Va. — Typically you don't see a huge crowd at a city council meeting for a rezoning.
But when its Countryside property in northwest Roanoke, you can expect huge numbers and that's exactly what happened Monday night.
The debate centered on two parcels of land totaling 12 acres.
It's currently zoned for agricultural use but city planners wanted to change that to recreation.
Several spoke out in support of the change saying the city needs more athletic fields and that kids need a place to play sports.
"Our youth are limited regarding recreation in our city and thre city seems to be forgetting that our youth are our future," said Cynthia Allen.