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Opelika council to look at development near Hi Pack Drive

Opelika council to look at development near Hi Pack Drive

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Opelika City Hall

The Opelika City Council will meet at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in the city's new municipal court chambers.

The Opelika City Council will examine a bid tonight at 7 p.m. to turn almost 22 acres near 3001 Hi Pack Drive into new subdivision.

The owner of the land issued a rezoning request to the city planning commission to change the land classification from residential to a planned unit development.

The development would include 148 homes, with 94 single-family homes, 34 townhomes and 20 bungalow-style homes. There will also be a swimming pool and 3.2 acres of open space available to future residents.

The planning commission approved the rezoning request during its June 23 meeting. Commissioners suggested that sidewalks be added on both sides of the development’s streets, a tree be planted in each front yard and that all homes built match the architectural style originally presented with no vinyl or metal siding.

Also during its June 23 meeting, the planning commission received an annexation petition for 4002 Marvyn Pkwy. Homeowners Ricky and Cynthia Wilson issued the petition so that their child would be within the city’s school zone limits.

The Wilsons’ request will be reviewed as a “first reading” during the council’s meeting at the council’s 7 p.m. meeting.

Additional business on the meeting’s agenda include second readings concerning amendments to the Towne Lake Parkway and Cannon Gate planned unit developments, along with multiple rezoning requests.

The meeting is set for the Opelika Municipal Court - Meeting Chambers, 300 MLK Blvd.

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