“I’m concerned about a trend of haphazard decision making changing residential to commercial, when there’s a plan that exists.”
The changes would re-zone the property to allow multi-family and large scale commercial development. Attorney Bob Hall represents the developer. He says the city's plan is open to change:
“It evolves as time goes on. There’s no requirement that zoning has to match it. Even the comprehensive plan itself suggests it’s just a suggestion or a guideline.”
Nearby residents have expressed concern about an increase in traffic, light and noise if the facility is built. The Peoria City Council considers both zoning and planning changes for the project next week.