Vacant lot Tom Henning's reason not to vote last time around

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Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning listens in during the debate over the Immokalee Master Plan during the Collier County Commission meeting at the Collier County Administration Building on Tuesday June 12, 2012. Henning voted against the Immokalee Master Plan going to the voters.

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William DeShazer/Staff Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning listens in during the debate over the Immokalee Master Plan during the Collier County Commission meeting at the Collier County Administration Building on Tuesday June 12, 2012. Henning voted against the Immokalee Master Plan going to the voters.

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A woman makes her way past Commissioner Tom Henning property in Immokalee on Aug. 8, 2012. When the Immokalee Area Master Plan amendment last came before commissioners, it failed by a vote of 3 to 1. Commissioner Henning, abstained from voting because of his property.

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William DeShazer/Staff A woman makes her way past Commissioner Tom Henning property in Immokalee on Aug. 8, 2012. When the Immokalee Area Master Plan amendment last came before commissioners, it failed by a vote of 3 to 1. Commissioner Henning, abstained from voting because of his property.

A brush-covered lot in a residential neighborhood in Immokalee might hold the key to whether the Immokalee Area Master Plan amendment will eventually pass or not.

The lot is Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning’s property and was the reason he abstained from voting on the amendment late last year.

The property, which is owned by the Rogers Trust of which Henning is a part, is located at 1233 18th St. N., just off Lake Trafford Road. It was purchased in 2007 for $49,000, according to the Collier County Property Appraiser’s Office.

Under the proposed future land use map, the property would be able to be zoned high-residential, which would allow it to be used for multi-family units or less intensive structures like single-family homes or duplexes.

The property is for sale, according to the website for Downing-Frye Realty, and is listed at $27,000. However, Daily News staff members who went by the property this week said no sign was in front of the property indicating it was for sale.

Henning, who lives in Naples but owns the property in Immokalee, will not be able to vote on the straw ballot on Tuesday, which is restricted to voters who live within the boundaries of the areas affected by the proposed master plan. However, the commissioners will have the ultimate say on the master plan, which is expected to come back before them in September.

Henning did not return requests for comment about the property.

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