The Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission approved a motion to change the zoning of a property on West 8th Street near the former Blind Parrot. The property on West 8th Street went from inner-city residential zoning to central business zoning. The planning commission says it made its decision based on recommendations from the planning staff. The planning commission says there is currently a vacant house on the West 8th property. The planning commission says the property owner of both the former Blind Parrot and house on West 8th Street wants to tear down the home and put in more parking for the closed business, a move the owner hopes will make the property more attractive to possible buyers. 14 News spoke to the owner of the property by phone Thursday evening and he referred all questions to his attorney.