Plans for a 708-unit apartment complex off North Hickory Valley Road received criticism from neighbors during a meeting of the Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday, although a representative for the project said it would fill a need for housing in that area.
"This project is way too large," resident Jerri Underwood told commissioners. "I'm just telling you there are way too many unanswered questions. We are a single-family community, and we are in a safe environment, and we don't want this huge invasion of apartments to compromise the safety and well-being of our currently safe community."
Developer R.M. Investments LLC is asking the county to rezone 53.9 acres at 8699 N. Hickory Valley Road from rural residential to multi-family residential.
Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the request during their meeting next Wednesday, which would include the condition that the project have a maximum allowable density of 13 units per acre.