Members of a neighborhood planning group split on April 3 on whether to oppose a court-ordered rezoning that would allow construction of a five-story apartment building at Colonial Homes.

Members of Neighborhood Planning Unit C voted 5-5 on a motion to recommend the rezoning be disapproved unless the developers provide more detailed site plans.

Atlanta City Council previously had rejected the controversial proposal for the apartment building at 240 Colonial Homes, but a Fulton County judge ruled in January that the city’s zoning of the property is unconstitutional and ordered it be rezoned.

Developers Pope and Land plan to replace 42 units at the Colonial Homes complex with about 250 luxury apartments, representatives of the company told NPU members April 3.

The council is to take up the court-ordered rezoning in May, company representatives said. NPU members said  the group’s position would  be reported to city officials as a tie.

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