The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission will wait until Jan. 14 to consider a proposal for 492 multifamily apartments on 23 acres at Hickory Chase, as well as plans for a second-floor, outside balcony at Otie's Tavern & Grill in the heart of Old Hilliard.

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission will wait until Jan. 14 to consider a proposal for 492 multifamily apartments on 23 acres at Hickory Chase, as well as plans for a second-floor, outside balcony at Otie's Tavern & Grill in the heart of Old Hilliard.

Commission members indicated language concerning developer-provided parkland requirements was the primary reason for the postponement of the Hickory Chase application.

"I don't feel comfortable moving forward tonight," said Mayor Don Schonhardt, a member of the commission.

For Otie's Tavern & Grill, 5344 Center St., commission members appeared pleased with the owner's suggestion to add the balcony in conjunction with the new Hilliard's Station Park, an outdoor amphitheater across the street.

However, they said, they were concerned about parking, pedestrian access between the venues and the nearness of the modified structure to Main Street, including the possibility of a car striking a support and collapsing the balcony.