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Why council denied townhome project in Oakwood
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A proposed 107-unit townhome complex off McEver and Flat Creek roads was rejected Monday, Nov. 12, by the Oakwood City Council.

MB Endeavors was seeking to change the zoning from commercial to planned residential development for the nearly 12-acre complex.

Council members heard from a couple of residents, who said they were concerned about the housing density.

The density of 9 units per acre “may be a little higher than what we would want to consider,” Gina Pilcher told the council.

Council members discussed delaying a vote on the project.

Mayor Lamar Scroggs said the property has had its current zoning for about 15-20 years and “there haven’t been any buyers for the property.”

Councilwoman Sheri Millwood wasn’t interested in holding the matter, seeking instead to deny the project.

Councilman Stephen Hendrix, who voted for denial, said the complex  “doesn’t meet our (comprehensive land-use) plan.”