David Dessauer, who represents the group, initially fought the continuance at today's MDC hearing, then he asked for a four-week delay instead of the standard two weeks so neighbors can pull their children out of school again. A Buckingham representative questioned why the children needed to attend, drawing a roar of disapproval. Dessauer said the goal is to show how children won't be safe if the project proceeds. His group wants the developers to follow the site's existing zoning, which allows fewer units and no commercial space. "They're trying to push out the families," he said. "We're sick of it."
The project calls for 150 new apartments, a clubhouse and pool and about 12,500 square feet of retail space along the Monon Trail between Kessler Boulevard and 61st Street. The hearing now is scheduled for June 4.