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Neighbors relieved after developer drops Eau Claire condo-home project

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EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - Residents of a south Eau Claire neighborhood are relieved after a developer pulls a plan for a condo-home neighborhood Monday night.

Between 20 and 30 people showed up at the City Council public hearing Monday to talk about this development proposal, mainly to voice their concerns. It called for15 condo-homes on 3.6 acres of land, by Westover Road, west of State Street.

About 50 neighbors had signed an official petition against the project, and many of them were at that meeting.

They say having so many homes on so little land nearby would ruin the "wooded" aspect of the neighborhood they love.

But the purpose of the meeting changed when the first person, someone from the development group, came up to speak. "With the meeting that we had last Tuesday night,” John Panzigrau started. “The concern that the neighbors had, right now we're gonna table, pull the project, 'til we can meet with them and deal with their concerns a little more.”

With their concerns now moot, only two people spoke to have their opinions on the record.

Panzigrau said it's still a great site, they just want to come up with a plan that works for everybody. They can always bring up this plan again.

The city council still has to deal with the issue during its meeting Tuesday, since the agenda was already published. It will likely formally quash the proposal.

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