Developer Does Not Show Up For Cherokee Boulevard Project; Opponents Do

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Developer John Wise did not show up at Monday's Planning Commission meeting to argue for a mixed-use development of offices and apartments on Cherokee Boulevard at the corner of Stringer Street. However, a group of nearby residents did.

The commission wound up recommending denial for the project.

Chairman Dale Mabee said he was disappointed that the developer did not show.

A final decision will be made at City Council.

Residents said they want to keep the single-family character of their older neighborhood.

Developer Wise was seek a zoning change from R-1 Residential, C-2 Convenience Commercial and O-1 Office Zones to C-7 North Shore Commercial/Mixed Use Zone.

The site is less than an acre.

There is one abandoned building on the property.

The Regional Planning Agency staff had recommending approval.

In other action, the commission also recommended denial of a conditional permit for an open-air  recycling processing center at 2108 Chestnut St. just south of Finley Stadium.

A Broad Street merchants and residents group was opposed.

The commission recommended approval for rezoning to allow the construction of 14 new homes at the end of Rossville Avenue near Jefferson Heights.

Alan Haniszewski is the developer.


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