Putting a new apartment complex on a big piece of land is sparking some problems in Rogers.
The city is working to find middle ground between residents and developers.
Questions were raised about the proposed complex’s height and how many units it will have. The Rogers planning commission is now delaying a decision to rezone the 21-acre piece of land.
The property in West Rogers used to be a factory but is now vacant. Developers want to build a three-story apartment complex with 356 units.
Neighbors have complained about multi-family units being built in their community and how they could affect property values.
The city is taking these complaints seriously but says development is part of growth.
“I can say that occupancy rates for multi-family structures in Rogers and Northwest Arkansas are very high and nationwide we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for other-than single-family housing,” said John McCurdy, director of community development for the city of Rogers.
The planning commission is currently reviewing the design plans. They’re looking to address the height issue and incorporate more green space into the complex.
There is currently no set timeline for when the project will be approved or construction will begin.