It’s too bad the neighborhood just doesn’t pool their money and develop the land they want to, like a private park or plot it for homes;
Owners of properties thatÂ surround an urban farm in northeast Sioux Falls have filed paperwork with the City Clerk’s Office to protest a decision by the City Council to allow apartments to be built there.
City Clerk Tom Greco said Friday that 17 properties in the Oakview neighborhood near Sixth Street and Bahnson Avenue were included in petitions submitted this week to force the council to reconsider a vote it took last month to rezone six acres of urban ag land at that intersection to a “live-work.”
The new land-use designation would allow several different types of development, including apartments, but neighbors have been vocal in their resistance, citing density, traffic and safety concernsÂ throughout the months-long saga.
I actually thought the Live/Work designation was fine, and I supported the council on their last decision. I guess the neighborhood wants more conditions on the property before selling. I also believe that the Brown’s held onto the property way to long as agriculture land, they should have rezoned 10-15 years ago.