Land at Christopher’s Cove Rezoned to Urban-Family Residential District at Latest City Council

COLUMBUS – The Columbus City Council met on Monday evening and the biggest topic of discussion at the event was the Rezoning of land at Christopher’s Cove to become an Urban-Family Residential District. This was a change from prior, when it was zoned as a Single-Family Residential District.

The topic was under discussion for roughly 40 minutes, as the council heard differing opinions from many residents of Columbus.

“It gave then council the ability to hear both sides, try to weigh it, and as you could see from the vote, it worked out that way,” said Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley.

The approval of the rezoning went in a 4-3 vote, with one council member missing the meeting due to being ill. That meant that it would pass only if Mayor Jim Bulkley decided to cast a vote in favor of yes to get the mandatory 5 for it to pass, which Mayor Bulkley did.

“It was the hardest decision that I’ve had to make in my short tenure,” said Bulkley.

The Columbus city council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.

 

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