A proposed apartment complex has received criticism for its proposed location and potential impact. Those points weren't of great influence at Monday night's Shelbyville Plan Commission meeting
A petition to expand Martinique Village Apartments is facing resistance from local residents concerned about the density of the project, added traffic to the area and drainage issues. A petition, as regards rezoning one particular part of it, was before the Shelbyville Plan Commission Monday night.
Prince Alexander Architecture, LLC, created a site plan for Christian Investments, LLC, that included 96 new apartment units at the vacant area near 1451 West McKay Road. The Shelbyville Board of Zoming Appeals was concerned about the number of overall units for the parcel of land and made a recommendation that the unit total be limited to 50.
Much of the debate over the plan was put on hold Monday as the request before the Plan Commission was simply one of zoning, not information on the plans itself. The petition by Christian Investments was to rezone the property from R2 (two-family residential) to RM (multiple family residential).
Plan Commission President Mike Evans explained the rezoning request before them Monday.
With that in mind, the first vote was on a motion to forward an unfavorable recommendation to the Shelbyville Common Council. That failed by a 5-4 vote.
A follow-up vote, to forward a favorable recommendation for the rezone, was passed by a 5-4 vote. The measure now goes to the Common Council for consideration.