Developer Asks to Table Regency Rezoning Request
COLUMBIA - The developer, Aspen Heights out of Austin, notified Columbia City Council that it wants to table its request to rezone the Columbia Regency Mobile Home park until next month at the Nov. 21 meeting.This according to an email sent out by city council member Barbara Hoppe. Hoppe noted that the council has "always in the past allowed tabling at the request of an applicant."
The council is scheduled to vote on the rezoning request at its meeting Monday Oct. 16. Hoppe also added that if people speak at Monday's meeting they won't be able to testify later.
The request would force around 200 residents out of the trailer park so approximately 1,000 students could move into a new housing development. Aspen Heights wants to put in a maximum of 375 units, similar to the near-by Cottages development, on the nearly 40-acre lot.
The city's planning and zoning commission unanimously denied the rezoning request in Sept. because of concerns over not enough space and increased traffic in the area. It said it didn't base its decision off of social issues.