The City of Ashland has denied another re-zoning request from builder Mike McCubbin for property near Commerce Court.
The Ashland Board of Aldermen unanimously agreed with the Planning and Zoning board to deny the request at Tuesday evening’s meeting.
A contingent of about 15 neighbors from a neighborhood adjacent to the property spoke against the re-zoning request at the Sept. 14 P&Z meeting.
McCubbin was requesting the commercially zoned property be re-zoned to R-3, or high density residential.
According to P&Z member Ernie Wren, an R-2 zoning – commonly used for duplexes – would likely have been approved.
“When asked by residents how many homes or duplexes he would be building, McCubbin would not tell us,” Wren said. “He did say he would build to the maximum allowable, which is what concerned many of the neighbors.”
McCubbin had previously brought forward a plan for 43 apartments on the property, which was denied by P&Z and the Board of Aldermen.