Despite strong opposition from nearly
100 residents, the Dodge City Commission has approved a rezoning
request for an apartment complex.
More than 100 people attended a meeting Monday to discuss the
complex, which would eventually include 128 apartments. It would be
affordable Section 42 housing, with average monthly rents of $473.
The commission approved Overland Property Group's request to
have four acres of a 10-acre plot in north Dodge City rezoned for
A dozen people asked the
commission to halt the rezoning process. The opponents said the
complex would cause increased traffic, lower resale home values and
cause safety problems.
Mayor Kent Smoll said the commission had to consider what's best
for the entire city, which has a severe shortage of affordable