Controversial rezoning in Fayetteville could get tabled

Tue, 12/04/2007 - 3:53pm
By: Ben Nelms

One of the few agenda items listed on Thursday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting may be tabled until 2008.

The second reading of a controversial rezoning request that would construct a 58-acre, 101-home subdivision at the northwest corner of Ramah Road and Beauregard Boulevard could be tabled until February so that it can go back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Owned by the Oddo brothers, the rezoning request for The Homestead would designate the property as R-22 PUD (Planned Unit Development) from the current R-30 zoning.

One of the owners, Paul Oddo, is a current member of the City Council but has recused himself from all council discussions about the project.

The measure came before the council in October and was tabled at the request of project representative Tom Hardy. The request to rezone to R-22 PUD would provide a way to build 101 homes instead of the 84 homes allowed under R-30 zoning.

The rezoning request was denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission Sept. 25. Commissioners said they were impressed with the project but voted 3-2-1 over concerns about increased density.

Also at the Thursday meeting, the council will recognize Councilman Glenn Brewer, who chose not to run for re-election. The long-time councilman has served on the board since 1991.

Former Councilman Al Hovey-King, who won a tight race against Mickey Edwards by fewer than 10 votes Nov. 6, will fill Brewer’s slot in January.

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