The City Council on Tuesday night denied a request for rezoning for eight townhouse units in the 7700 block of Shallowford Road.
Yuriy Liashevskiy, who had sought to put the eight townhomes in a single building, did not show up for the hearing.
However, a number of citizens in opposition did.
Joe Schultz said the project was not in keeping with the single-family-home character of the neighborhood.
He said the developer had also not appeared on a variance request.
Greg Haynes of the Regional Planning Agency staff said it had been recommended that the townhomes be in two buildings of four units each.