The Dickson City Council cleared the way for a proposed downtown development Monday night by approving an amendment that will allow mixed use exceptions. During a public hearing on the amendment, Codes Officer Jason Pilkinton said the change will allow residential uses on the street level in the B-2, or downtown commercial, district. Currently the zoning codes only allow residential uses on upper stories of downtown buildings. Pilkinton said with the change, street-level residences will be allowed as a special exception granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals with a preference that the residences be behind street-front commercial uses. The change is prompted by a proposal from Jana and Anthony Curcio to bring a residential and commercial development to the vacant property on the southeast corner of College and Main streets. The proposal would have commercial businesses on Main Street while residences would be included on the upper story as well as the ground level on the rear side. Nobody spoke during Monday night’s public hearing and the amendment passed on the first of two required readings without discussion.