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Falcons LB Brooking, Rocker working on houses

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.