A controversial project involving the construction of 61 single-family homes on Stringer's Ridge above Pineville Road has been delayed.
A number of nearby residents protested the project by William Wilson of Beason View Land Company at a meeting of the City Council.
Donna Shepherd, representing the developer, asked for a 30-day deferral to hold a community meeting and "try to reduce the impact of the development on the ridge line."
Councilman Chip Henderson said he wanted to see a delay until Dec.
11 "to see if we can get a development that will be beneficial for everybody."
The 11.8-acre development is in the 1000 block of Beason Drive, near Pineville and West Elmwood Drive.
It was noted that the property is already zoned R-2 and the developer could put more units using that zone than in the requested Planned Unit Development.
Residents raised concerns about traffic, water runoff and narrow roads as well as a drop in their property values.
The planning staff earlier recommended denial of the rezoning, but the Planning Commission recommended approval.