LANCASTER - Lancaster City Council gave tentative approval Monday night for a subdivision behind McDonald's on U.S. 27.
The subdivision proposal by David Land had been the focus of intense opposition by neighbors who argued that it was too large, would create traffic hazards and would cause serious water runoff problems for the properties below it.
Land, who owns a tax service in Lancaster, had taken his proposal for 29 residential units on 12 acres before the council on several occasions, usually with design changes intended to mollify its critics.
In his latest plans, he incorporated culverts and other methods to deal with the anticipated runoff problem.
After hearing from Land and the concerned neighbors, the council voted to "authorize him to move forward contingent upon the city attorney finding everything was in order," Mayor Billy Moss said today. "I want to be clear that what we've done was totally right and legal."