Expressing concern that a representative was not in attendance regarding the rezoning of property on West McKay Road for a potential apartment complex, the City Council approved a continuance until the next meeting.

Following a favorable recommendation by a 5-4 vote from the Shelbyville Plan Commission, the proposed rezoning from R2 (residential duplex) to RM (residential multi-family) did not move forward for the property at 1451 W. McKay Road.

Council member Nathan Willis noted there had been multiple scheduling issues and expressed frustration that the council was taking the word of Prince Alexander Architecture LLC, the representative of the petitioner for the rezone, that it would improve current properties but the company was not taking basic steps for what the process entailed.

The property in question is about 41/2 acres. The land petitioner Christian Investments, LLC, is asking to rezone is 21/2 acres.

Board members also expressed other concerns, including an increase in traffic in that area.

Plan Director Adam Rude said he did not believe a traffic impact study had been done yet.

“That is another standard that will need to be met,” he said.

The Board of Zoning and Appeals capped the number of units in the possible complex at 50 units if the rezoning gets approved by the City Council.

Steve Drake, president of the New Park Condo Association, expressed concern about the project.

“The one thing that’s bothered me is we’ve had no positive response from the members of the community that live in that area,” he said. “None that we’re aware of.”

He went onto say that he expects a new complex would impact property value.