The Winona City Council Monday voted in favor of an emergency interim ordinance that will establish a study period and moratorium for a period of four months on developments located in the mixed-use business B-2.5 zone.
The new zone was created initially to allow the construction of the condominiums located at the foot of Johnson Street next to the Mississippi River. That project was started by developer Dave McNally but was never completed.
Council member Paul Double said it makes sense for the council to re-visit the designation and make sure it fits the overall plan for the city.
The land has been sold to River Bank in La Crosse and it's unknown what plans the bank may have for the property.
City staff has indicated they have concerns that the current regulations and controls may not adequately address potential density, parking and other negative impacts evolving from district use.
Council members Al Thurley and George Borzyskowski voted no and Michelle Alexander abstained from voting.