The city is legally required to process development applications it receives, so not approving the contract could leave the city exposed to potential litigation, he added.
Several council members encouraged the developer to evaluate more community-serving square-footage in its environmental analysis, since it's not near any of the services the development's residents would otherwise need to access by car, such as a grocery store, a pharmacy, or restaurants.
Taylor also urged the developer to allocate more units for ownership rather than rent, and to provide residents air filters or other aids to protect them from air pollution from the development's proximity to the highway.
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