Board of Adjustment rejects apartment complex
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
5/08/12 at 4:25 PM
The city Board of Adjustment on Tuesday rejected a proposal to build a 10-unit apartment complex at 1935 S. Cheyenne Ave.
“I’d never, ever vote to approve this,” said board member Mike Tidwell, who joined the board’s other four members in voting against the proposal.
Tidwell and his fellow board members said the proposed development was too large for the property and would be a detriment to the neighborhood.
About a dozen neighborhood residents spoke in opposition to the plan over the course of two meetings, with many more sending letters of opposition.
The neighbors’ concerns centered on the increased traffic and demand for parking that they said the project would create.
The developer, Arnold Schmidt, said after the meeting that he plans to try again to construct a multi-unit residential structure on the property.
The property is zoned multi-family, but Schmidt needed setback variances from the board to go forward with construction.
It was those variances that the board rejected.
Read more in Wednesday's Tulsa World.