The Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously recommended that the City Council deny a plan to close a mobile home park to build 73 condominiums.
Commissioners said the condo developer and the owner of Providence Mobile Court on Military Highway have not addressed the concerns of more than 100 families that would be forced to move if a rezoning were approved.
“They have made no effort to help these people,” said Commissioner William Small. Most of the park’s residents are low-income.
Though they cheered after the vote, residents were hesitant to celebrate. The council will hear the issue on June 15.
“It’s not over, yet,” said Edwin Medina, who spent his $7,500 in life savings to buy a mobile home in the park. “The fight continues.”