Falcons LB Brooking, Rocker working on houses

Updated: December 1, 2005, 9:24 AM ET
Associated Press

CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking received preliminary approval for a residential development.

Rocker and Brooking are part of Southern Boys Investment Group, which wants to develop vacant land near this Panhandle town. On Monday, the City Council approved annexation and rezoning of the property.

"It'll take six to seven months to go through," Crestview Administrative Services Director Mike Wing said. "Then they'll start submitting finite drawings."

A conceptual drawing submitted to the city by Southern Boys calls for sections of town houses and apartments on 64 acres. An annexation report mentions single-family homes and a small commercial area.

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