JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Johnson City commissioners made a final decision on the future of the general mills site.

They approved a re-zoning to allow a 216-unit apartment complex to go up where the mill now stands.

This comes after months of debate-- between tree streets residents and the city over the significance of the mill.

The property is currently owned by the chamber of commerce.

News 5 reached out to President Gary Mabrey who tells us construction won't start until a variance is passed to allow extra parking, but says that won't happen for another few weeks.