Last week, the Planning Commission voted to support a Conditional Rezoning of the Thalia Wayside Village Shoppes. The applicant seeks a Conditional Rezoning of the subject property from the B-2 District Community Business District to Conditional B-4 Mixed-Use District to redevelop much of the site. The submitted concept plan retains the existing grocery store and a 10,224 square foot, free-standing commercial building located in the southwest corner of the property. The remaining commercial uses will be demolished and replaced with two five-story mixed-use buildings and sixteen three-story townhomes.
I listened to the input of several residents who live in the Thalia neighborhood who voiced their overwhelming opposition to the rezoning and to the project as a whole. I understand our community’s need for more affordable housing but I also understand the merits of preserving the stability of established neighborhoods. As always, I would appreciate your feedback. City Council has not yet been briefed on this project, but seeing as that this project was initially brought up months ago, I believe the residents have formed an opinion and I would like to know where our community stands on the redevelopment.