House blocks easing of Natchez Trace height restrictions
Legislation that would have removed the height restriction for structures within 1,000 feet of the Natchez Trace Parkway came to a screeching halt Thursday in the state House.
The House defeated it 62-54, though Transportation Committee Chair Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, held the bill on a motion to reconsider. He said he might try to revive the bill by amending it in a way that is acceptable to a House majority.
Under current law, structures within 1,000 feet of the Parkway’s boundaries in Mississippi cannot be more than 35 feet tall with the exception of some agriculture structures, such as silos, as well as school and church buildings, exceptions allowed by legislation in the early 2000s. The original no-exceptions law was passed in 1988.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal