Developer Changes Plans for Apartment Building

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Published on February 27 2013 4:34 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A local developer has changed his plans for an apartment building after his prospective neighbors voiced objections.

Paul and Diana Doedtman plan to construct a four-unit apartment building at 1114 North Wenthe Drive.  They asked for a variance from the Effingham City Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night that would reduce the required 25-foot setback down to 22 feet on the east side of the property. 

One group of neighbors asked for a fence to cordon off the property while another asked for shrubs.

Doedtman decided he would instead reduce the dimensions of the apartment building and withdrew his request for the variance.