After council members denied his application Sept. 12, Conger requested they reconsider their decision. The denial was based on concerns that the project would create a public hazard because it only has one way in and out, and Conger hadn’t offered a satisfactory secondary access point.
Conger proposes limiting the number of homes that could be built until a secondary road for emergency service vehicles and a new connection are developed.
City Council President Elaine Clegg said Tuesday that Conger’s new proposal warrants reconsideration.
“While I’m not convinced that the proposal in the reconsideration letter gets us to a place that I can make a decision that public safety will be protected if we were to approve that many housing units going forward, I do believe it’s worthy at least of discussion,” Clegg said.
The Dec. 5 hearing is scheduled during the council’s regular meeting. That meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. City planner Todd Tucker said it will be essentially a brand-new hearing, so any member of the public who wants to speak will be allowed to.