The Medford City Council on Thursday sided with the residents of an east Medford neighborhood who oppose a 100-unit, low-income apartment complex on Spring Street.
The council voted, 4-2, to affirm the residents’ appeal to stop construction of the proposed Cherry Creek Apartments, which would be situated on almost 6 acres at the corner of Spring Street and North Berkeley Way, adjacent to Donahue-Frohnmayer Park.
The complex would feature 16 buildings totaling 94,550 square feet and have 150 parking spaces.
Councilman John Strosser voted to curb the complex for now, saying that it is not compatible with the neighborhood. “The scope of this project didn’t seem to fit with the single-family residential homes that make up that neighborhood,” Strosser said.
Strosser believes there is a need for low-income housing in Medford but argues that Spring Street is not the proper fit for such a large project.
The proposal has stirred up an outcry among neighbors who feel the complex would hurt property values and create a traffic nightmare in the area.
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