Medford, OR – Neighbors opposes low-income housing

Neighbors in an East Medford neighborhood are trying to put a stop to building low-income apartments.

The proposed plan would build the Cherry Creek Apartment which would include one hundred apartments, sixteen buildings with one hundred fifty parking spots. Somewhere between 300-400 renters would be living in the complex.

Neighbors are worried about increased traffic, lower property values and the safety of Donahue-Park if the Cherry Creak Apartments in built.

However, City Planner Jim Huber says the apartments don’t violate any zoning issues.

“The zoning it has is MFR-20 which is a multifamily zoning district,” said Huber. “That allows 15-20 units per acre that was established in 2005.”

The City of Medford reviews the plans and gives its opinions to the Site Plan Architecture Review Committee or Spac, who will actually vote on the apartments.

Flyers have been handed out to surrounding areas about the proposed building, urging people to come to a Public Hearing meeting. Opponets have also started a petition, that has over seventy signatures.



About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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