Atwood apartment proposal may get second chance

Maurice Sheppard would like the Madison Plan Commission to reconsider a proposal for a three-story, 31-unit apartment building along the Capital City Bike Trail at the intersection of Division and Helena streets in the Atwood neighborhood.

Designed by Prime Urban Properties, the commission initially denied demolition and conditional use permits, as well as a request for a zoning change, due to density concerns, but because Sheppard, a commissioner, missed the meeting due to a teaching conflict, he is able — and planning — to ask the council for reconsideration.

Some neighborhood residents argue that the building’s design is too modern for the area.