City backtracks on proposed rentals

 City backtracks on proposed rentals

Greenwood city council members are reconsidering bringing more than 200 rental homes to the city after council members shot down the proposal at their last meeting.

The Greenwood City Council on Monday agreed to reconsider a proposal to annex 32 acres of land into the city for the development of a 213-unit rental community. The ordinance failed by a vote of 3-6 on first reading May 17.

Dorob Holdings LLC, an Ohio-based developer, asked the City of Greenwood to annex 32.93 acres of farmland between 688 and 952 N. Combs Road, a few miles south of County Line Road, for the single-family homes and townhomes complex.

Council members voted down the request because there were not enough details about the proposed development, and some members were concerned about rental properties in general.

The ordinance was scheduled for a public hearing Monday, and Shawna Koons, the city’s attorney, advised the council to reconsider the first reading vote from May 17 so a formal public hearing could be held.

The council voted unanimously to reconsider the vote, and a public hearing was had. However, no one from the public spoke on the proposal.

Despite failing to pass initially, council members unanimously approved the proposal this time.

Eric Prime, an attorney representing Dorob, presented more details about the development, including renderings of the rental homes and a map of the proposed neighborhood. Neither were presented when the council first heard the proposal.

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