Residents hoping to force a supermajority vote on rezoning in Shrub Oak went one better and persuaded officials to reject it outright.
“It was something that the community didn’t want,” Councilman Nick Bianco said of rezoning to allow apartments over retail stores. “The public came out. There was really nobody supporting it that I know of.”
Opponents said the increased density would affect traffic and the environment negatively and said the tax base couldn’t support the additional schoolchildren that apartments would likely entail.
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