The Gonzales Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday accepted a request to rezone a piece of property off South Burnside Avenue from residential to light industrial, to match the zoning of neighboring property.

The matter now heads to the Gonzales City Council on Sept. 14.

A real estate holding company called 3125 South Burnside asked for the rezoning. It owns adjacent property on Burnside, near Interstate 10, that is zoned light industrial and is leased to an industrial service company.

The property the company hopes to have rezoned is directly behind that property.

“There may be a chance to develop (the property) for companies to service industry,” said Sal Amato, one of the partners of the real estate holding company.

No one spoke in opposition to the rezoning request at the public hearing Tuesday.

In another matter, commission Chairman Frank Cagnolatti asked the commission to consider adding a prayer to the opening of its meetings, in addition to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner John Lanoux made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Ralph Delatte, to add a prayer at the beginning of meetings.