The planned unit development (PUD) zoning for a 750-bedroom student-oriented housing development on N. Walnut Street, which was defeated by the Bloomington city council a little over a week ago (Sept. 4), could be back for reconsideration on Monday, Sept. 16.
The location and time for a special session of the city council are different from regular meetings. The special Sept. 16 meeting will be held sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Convention Center at 302 S. College in the Cook Room.
Why the indeterminate start time? A meeting of the city council, the county council, the county’s board of commissioners, and the mayor is scheduled at the same location at 5:30 p.m., to discuss the convention center expansion.
The special city council meeting will start when the four-way meeting concludes.
The purpose of the special meeting is possibly to reconsider the Sept. 4 vote that defeated Collegiate Development Group’s PUD proposal for the site of the current Motel 6.
But the first question faced by councilmembers will be whether to suspend the rules to re-open the issue of the PUD for another vote. The council’s attorney/administrator Dan Sherman told The Beacon Thursday afternoon that the decision to suspend the rules will require six votes, more than a simple majority, on the nine-member council. Continue reading “Rejected student housing proposal on North Walnut could be revived on Sept. 16 (Updated)”