Marysville City Council President John Gore told local developer David Cook that he will call a special meeting on the proposed Cooks Pointe development after the preliminary development plan was tabled indefinitely during Thursday night's council meeting.

Marysville City Council President John Gore told local developer David Cook that he will call a special meeting on the proposed Cooks Pointe development after the preliminary development plan was tabled indefinitely during Thursday night's council meeting.

The tabling came on a night when only four of seven council members were present. A proposed amendment to the plan requires six positive votes, so the application had to be tabled.

Council has 45 days from Thursday night's meeting to make a final decision on the application.

Councilwoman Leah Sellers said that she had negotiated a compromise with Cook on the northernmost portion of the site where residential development is proposed.

The preliminary development plan calls for the creation of nine specific subareas ranging in size from 4.54 acres to 29.96 acres.

While Subarea E, a 27.97-acre site, was originally planned for apartment residential development, Sellers said that after discussing the project with Cook he had agreed to include a mix of condominiums and apartments.

"David and I had some discussions about the residential piece and the multi-family apartment complex that is slated to go on the northernmost 27 acres," Sellers said.

She said Cook will present a plan to amend the preliminary development plan. Since that action requires six positive votes and only four council members were present, the issue was tabled.

Sellers said the inclusion of condominiums will help bolster property values.

"In Marysville we want to encourage home ownership so that people who live here are invested in the community," she said. "They (condo owners) have an interest in maintaining their properties and doing the kinds of things that help increase our property values. I think the allocation of condos to apartments will do just that. I think that if we have condos next to apartments, those apartments will have to be pretty nice to sell those condos."

Sellers said that overall, she supports Cooks Pointe. If approved, it will be the city's first mixed-use development, with a combination of uses ranging from big-box retail to office, commercial and residential.

"I know that the comprehensive plan calls for office space in this area but I believe that the (Marysville) Planning Commission and the developer engaged in some really nice compromises in relation to the allocation of retail to office," she said. "I'm pleased with the outcome of that, especially since our residents want more retail -- Kohl's, Target, Meijer -- bring it on. People are tired of burning gas to go down (U.S.) 33 into Dublin."

Cook wants to develop the 165-acre site north of the U.S. 33 limited-access right of way between state Route 4 and state Route 31. Of the 165 acres, 17.78 acres will be dedicated for right of way, leaving 137.78 acres that could be developed.