A second public hearing on aspects of an annexation and rezoning request for 36.7 acres of farmland along Mount Aetna Road near Hagerstown again drew more than 100 people to City Hall.
Almost all those who crowded Council Chambers Tuesday night seemed to be against a proposal to build 230 housing units in duplexes, triplexes and quads on the property, known as the former Fox Deceived Plantation and the Miller farm.
Of the 12 people who made public comments, only a representative of the developer spoke in favor of the plan.
As was the case during a May public hearing, most who spoke said they feared the development would increase traffic, overcrowd schools and decrease property values.
Most said they were in favor of the issue being considered - that the rezoning request be changed so the underlying zoning designation for the property, if annexed into the city, be R-1 residential instead of R-2 residential.