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November 28, 2012

Controversial zoning change moves forward

NORMAN — The Norman City Council voted 5-3 to approve a  zoning change request to allow construction of a proposed apartment complex at the southwest corner of 36th Avenue Northwest and Tecumseh Road. Protesters from nearby Cascade Estates and Castlerock neighborhhods had gathered 835 petition signatures opposing the change and many of the residents filled the city’s council chambers even overflowing into the outside hall at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Dissenting were Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, Ward 8 City council member Chad Williams who represents the area in question, and Ward 1 Council member Roger Gallagher. Ward 4 Council member Greg Jungman, who works for Housing and Urban Development recused himself because the applicant will use HUD financing for the project.

Look for details in Thursday's Norman Transcript.

 

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