City Council to hear rezoning request for College Ave. apartments

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 11:10 p.m. CST; updated 9:30 a.m. CST, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — The City Council will consider a rezoning request that will allow for a 100-unit apartment complex with stores on the ground level on College Avenue between Walnut and Ash streets.

The controversial request by Nathan and Jonathan Odle's College and Walnut, LLC will change the zoning of the 2.5-acre property from medium-density residential to the central business district designation.

The looser zoning would allow commercial and office uses in addition to residential, but area residents want tighter restrictions.

The North Central Neighborhood Association recommended that the zoning request be changed to planned commercial. That zoning designation would allow the City Council to view site plans prior to construction. The designation would also ensure that the new development is constructed in compliance with its proposed site plans.

Action: Council bill 18-11 is a request to rezone 2.5 acres of land located at the corner of College Avenue, between E. Walnut and Ash streets, from medium-density residential — R-3 — to a central business district designation — C-2. 

Vote: The council will discuss the request at its Feb. 7 meeting. 

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