The Mitchell city Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a hearing at noon on Monday for the refined design plans of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation’s affordable housing project.
The hearing that will take place at City Hall comes after the Planning Commission tabled the ordinance changes the Ridge View on Foster housing development needed to advance during the Jan. 27 meeting. The proposed affordable housing development is planned to be located on 21.7 acres of land situated on the corner of East Eighth Avenue and Foster Street, where as many as 93 homes are planned to be constructed.
After 54 letters of disapproval, most of which were from nearby residents, were submitted to the city of Mitchell prior to the Jan. 27 meeting, the Planning Commission unanimously tabled the development design. According to the Planning Commission agenda, there have been six letters of approval that recently came in since the Jan. 27 meeting.
Among the concerns that nearby residents requested for the project leaders to consider in the design reconfigurations were changing the lot widths of the homes along East Eighth Avenue from 60 feet to 80 feet, along with eliminating the mixed-use area on the northwest corner of the development that was initially going to include a combination of pocket neighborhood homes and retail businesses. The reconfigured design plans were presented Wednesday at the Public Library during a community meeting held by project leaders.