STANFORD - Danville Avenue residents will not see multi-family homes built in their neighborhood, Stanford City Council decided Thursday.
The council heard a request by Darryl Day, attorney for the Planning and Zoning Board, on behalf of Ron and Aggie Patterson, to rezone their residential property at 627 Danville Ave., from R-1 to R-3. R-1 allows for a single-family residence. R-3 would allow the land to be used for multi-family residences.
P&Z had recommended the council deny the request.
"We felt that going from a R-1 to a R-3 was a drastic, drastic change," said Mike Godbey, P&Z chairman.
Godbey said that, while traffic was not a concern of the P&Z when making its recommendation, it was a major concern for several residents of the area. More than 30 residents had signed a petition against the rezoning.
According to Day, the Pattersons were looking at the possibility of selling a developer their land, which could house about seven six-plexes. Currently, about three percent of Stanford is zoned for multi-family housing.