Eau Claire (WQOW) - A defeated proposal for an Eau Claire housing development is back in a new form, but it has just as much opposition as the original plan.
C&M Home Builders wants to put the development along the east side of Jeffers Road, near the community park.
The new plan would consist of 28 single-family homes, and 39 twin homes. Nearly 100 people in that area have signed a petition against the development. They fear it would hurt property values and cause dangerous traffic. They also said the neighborhood is already saturated with twin homes.
As you can read below, last fall neighbors opposed C&M's plan to build a duplex development at the same site, and the city council ultimately rejected that plan.
City staff said the new proposal is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan, and the plan commission has already approved rezoning. The city council has final say. A public hearing is Monday at 7:00 p.m., the council will vote Tuesday at its 4:00 p.m. meeting.
Posted: September 2017
A project meant to raise homes in Eau Claire never got off the ground Tuesday after strong opposition from neighbors.
C&M Builders proposed rezoning a property at Jeffers road northwest of Community Park Monday. Its intention was to build a new duplex development.
Neighbors took exception to the proposal, and submitted an 80-person petition against the rezoning. They cited the need for more single-family homes, and concerns that the duplexes would diminish home values in the area. The council said that opposition weighed heavily on its decision Tuesday.
“The city council members, 7 of us I think, bowed to the residents of a neighboring neighborhood, who expressed very strong feelings about not wanting twin homes in their neighborhood,” Kerry Kincaid, city council president, told News 18.
The city said if C&M decides it still would like to build duplexes in that area, it would have to wait a year to re-submit its proposal.