Couple apply to terminate development at golf course

Proposed 122-acre, 541-residence Cedar Landing was to be built on Cedar Links

The days appear to be numbered for Cedar Landing, a 122-acre planned unit development that was slated to be built on and near the site of Cedar Links Golf Course in northeast Medford.

Monty and Theresa Jantzer, who own the golf course, planned a PUD in 2005 that would feature single-family residential lots, senior housing, townhouses, assisted-living quarters and a commercial component. The plan to build 541 residences and commercial spaces over a five- to seven-year period won approval from the Medford Planning Commission in March 2006.

The plan was opposed by the Northeast Medford Neighborhood Coalition, but the Oregon Court of Appeals sided with the Cedar Landing project, the city of Medford and the state Land Use Board of Appeals.

In March 2011, the city acquired 5.5 acres on the western fringe of Cedar Links for $885,000 to use as a park.

Now it looks like all that effort has led to a dead end. The Jantzers have applied to terminate the PUD, and the request is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on July 11.

The Jantzers could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but in 2011, Monty Jantzer said he was committed to moving forward with the original plan.

"We have a very viable PUD with one of the better layouts in the valley," Jantzer said at the time. "When things pick up, we're ready to go. We're looking for refinancing sources and exploring different avenues."

The different avenue has turned out to be a request to return to the previous zoning.

Kelly Akin, a senior planner for the city, said that if the application is approved, the property would revert to SFR-4 zoning, allowing four single-family residences per acre. The staff has yet to make a recommendation.

Reach reporter Greg Stiles at 541-776-4463 or Follow him on Twitter @GregMTBusiness, and read his blog at Edge.

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