LHC apartment complex opposed
LAKE HAVASU CITY – An apartment complex project was nixed after neighbors to the proposed development expressed strong opposition during the Feb. 14 Lake Havasu City council meeting. Council approved a minor plan amendment but voted down rezoning required for the three-story, 87-unit complex on South McCulloch Boulevard near Chemehuevi Boulevard.
The Planning Commission had unanimously recommended approval of the rezone.
More than a dozen residents said parking is already in short supply in the project site area and that traffic and public safety concerns come along with 87 units on the 2.16-acre parcel.
“Nobody in our neighborhood wants this high density,” one woman said. “It’s also the safety of our children we worry about.”
“I think we’re looking at a high density where there’s insufficient transportation and infrastructure to handle it,” another opponent said.
Mayor Cal Sheehy agreed with the excessive density argument and the council asked the applicant if there’s room to compromise. Council members agreed they might favor the rezone in a reduced density scenario.
Mac Hall responded that unit reduction was not out of the question but let the 87-unit request stand, prompting Council rejection.