Dan Carlton, the owner of Salisbury Chevrolet, sold the property at 178 Freeman's Bridge Road to DeCresce. Carlton said he was looking to downsize anyway but was not aware of the zoning issues that DeCresce would run into.
The Town Board decided to look into making the zoning changes to not only help DeCresce but any other future small business owners in the area.
"We have not seen this happen anywhere else, and this is a first, but amending the law would help out any similar situation, should it ever arise," said Koetzle.
The current zoning reflects the town's goal of not having used car lots and similar businesses in the town's major corridors.
While town officials say that they believe DeCresce was aware of the ordinances before the move, DeCresce said it was implied on more than one occasion that the town would help him out given the circumstances.