Cafritz District Council Vote Could Come July 9

The rezoning plan didn't make the June 11 agenda, leaving just one scheduled meeting before the July 20 deadline.

Those hoping for a swift resolution to District Council's Cafritz proceedings may be disappointed to learn that the project isn't on the agenda for this Monday, June 11

With members facing a deadline of July 20 to vote on the mixed-use rezoning proposal, that leaves just one previously scheduled meeting on the calendar: Monday, July 9.

The council could also opt to schedule a special meeting to vote on the project, if necessary.

Public hearings on the Cafritz plan—which lasted 30-plus hours over six days— with closings remarks from residents and attorneys involved in the case. But the council has yet to render a final decision on the developer's application.

Under the proposal, a 37-acre parcel on the north end of Riverdale Park would be redesignated from single-family detached residential (R-55) to mixed-use town center (M-UTC), easing the way for the construction of more than 900 units of housing, a 35,000-square foot Whole Foods, a 120-room hotel, and additional office and retail space.

Supporters contend that the project will spur economic growth and bring a desirable mix of retail and residential development to the area—. 

Critics charge that the plan would impose extreme fiscal, environmental, and traffic pressure on the surrounding communities.

See below for past coverage of the approval process:

District Council

  • May 11: 
  • May 7: 
  • May 4: 
  • April 30: 
  • April 13: 
  • April 11: 

Planning Board

  • Feb. 2:
  • Jan. 13:
  • Nov. 17: 

Municipal Boards

  • Jan. 11:
  • Jan. 11:
  • Jan. 10:


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