Residents fight to make Beaty property a park in Davidson

- Protestors in Davidson didn't let the rain dampen their spirits during a rally outside of the town hall on Tuesday evening.

About 40 protesters were out chanting "parks not parking lots" and "go green" to show opposition to the property being sold to a private developer. They started around 5 p.m. and even continued their protest through the rain. 

They're upset over a piece of land, about 20 acres in uptown, on Beaty Street. It was sold to the town by a private resident, back in the 1980s, who has since passed away.

That resident sold the land to the town under the conditions that it would be made into a park. But commissioners are considering selling it to a private developer.

Town commissioners were scheduled to consider approving development of the land by a private developer Monday night, but made a last minute decision to take it off the agenda. Town officials say they need more time to discuss the matter before any action is taken. 

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