CORVALLIS, Ore. — A northern Corvallis neighborhood will not see new development – yet anyway. Last week the Planning Commission denied a proposal for a zone change on the corner of 9th Street and Maxine Avenue.
The owners of the property on the northern corner want to change the zone policy from low-density housing to medium density.
The Planning Commission listened to testimony from neighbors who said the area doesn’t need more traffic and there’s no need for extra housing.
“There’s a lot of speculation about what might get built there,” said Planning Division Manager Kevin Young. “The Planning Commission was really asked to evaluate the compatibility of what could happen under the current zoning and what could happen under the proposed zoning.”
The Commission’s decision is only a recommendation to deny the proposal. The City Council will meet on Nov. 4 to make a final decision.