Homeowners in the Arbor Creek housing addition have signed petitions against rezoning property from commercial to multifamily to allow the building of apartments by Summit Property Development.
Arbor Creek is north of Second Street and south of Danforth Road along Saints Boulevard, just east of Interstate 35.
“People understood the zoning was commercial,” said Matt Burns, Arbor Creek homeowner. “If we knew it would change, we could have made a different decision when we bought our homes.”
Burns said he had been told there were medical officer planned on the property.
“We built our dream home in reliance upon the city's willingness to uphold the zoning as written, by changing it, they damage all Arbor Creek property owners by effectively devaluing the land, while benefiting only Summit,” Jay and Judy Smith, Arbor Creek residents, wrote city planner Bob Schiermeyer in an email. “This is poor policy.”
There are 163 homes and 78 townhomes in the Arbor Creek housing addition.
Mon Abri duplexes and offices
Ron and Ryan Walters, with R.W. Development, are asking to rezone property on the southeast corner of Covell Road and Broadway from single family to a planned unit development zoning district.
They want to construct no more than four office buildings and 87 duplexes that will cater to people 55 and older.
Schiermeyer said the residential buildings will be one story with garages.