Providence Council puts hold on subdivision discussion

A view across the Providence foothills from the north end of the city looking south.

The Providence mayor and city council are expecting another long meeting as some residents want to speak in opposition of a proposed subdivision on the southeast part of the city near the deer fence. Some citizens are opposed to a proposed 79 acre subdivision and rezone that would allow for high-density housing on Providence’s south bench.

Providence Mayor and City Council are expecting a packed house at their city council meeting tonight,

Mayor John Drew said Tuesday they weren’t going to discuss the matter due to some concerns from some of the city council members.

Tonight we will suspend any discussion on the Highlands Subdivision,” Drew said. “The city council wants to clarify some ordinances right now, unless the council decides to do something different.”

“We expect it to be packed and then some,” the mayor continued. “Some of the community is upset over a proposed 79 acre subdivision and the Life Cycle Residential zoning.”

It was listed on the agenda as a discussion item not to be voted on. A group of concerned citizens have started an online petition and information campaign to fight the rezone that would allow for high-density housing, apartments and condos without meeting traffic concerns and property devaluation. Their concerns are expressed on the website envisionprovidence.com.

The Providence City Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at 164 North Gateway Dr.

 

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