Wednesday night I went to the University Heights zoning comission hearing. After three more hours continued from two weeks ago, they voted 3-2 to defeat a motion to re-zone St. Andrew's church site to allow the propsed One University Place development. Mentioned previously here Controversy Rages, and here A Grocery Store.
Local media coverage is here Board Opposes Rezoning
If you're a REAL glutton for punishment you can read on the University Heights website the entire history of this development complete with citizen letters (including my own) sent to the P&Z Commissioners and City Council here Web Pages Concerning St. Andrew Church
The City Council Hearing will be on June 9th. Due to a petition of neighbors a supermajority of 4 out of 5 councilors will be needed for passage. Actually the supermajority would have been necessary due to the P&Z vote anyway.
Humorous Blog connection/irony: After the meeting I introduced myself to the developer and talked about about some of the historical artifacts I have including the original U-H development brochure here Coral Gables Subdivision of Iowa City, one of the other partners looks at me and says "I've seen that brochure it was on some guy's blog about his house!" He was quite surprised when I told him that was me. I really don't think there are more than 10 local people who know about the blog!