The vote was 7-0.
Council member Jason Ritchie said STCA, a developer of the Town Center, “will be fine either way.”
But he expressed concern about the individual homeowners being prevented from building.
Member Ramiro Valderrama was “uncomfortable” voting tonight because he needed more information. He also said he wanted to see a plan completed by this month. Now, there is a new element of uncertainty for concurrency planning.
Deputy Mayor Tom Hornish said pre-application meetings should be allowed even during the building moratorium so they are ready to go once the moratorium is lifted.
Valderrama asked the council to allow an exemption for short plats–projects of nine homes or less. Member Pam Stuart opposed the exemption in order to remain “laser-focused” toward the end result.
The council voted 1-6 to reconsider the ordinance for this exemption.