City council struck down a plan that would rezone the historic Christenberry property and allow developers to build 20 new units in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood.
Developers say they were disappointed. A vocal group of neighbors organized and pushed back hard against the idea, claiming in part that rezoning the property would increase traffic on an already crowded street.
"It's the Kingston Pike Historic District and once we start putting condominiums there, it compromises the whole feel of the district. It also compromises the safety; we were at a 500% increased risk of accidents if that deal went through," said Sally Namey with the Sequoyah Hills Kingston Pike Association.