Holding a vision for downtown development that includes a mix of residential with business, Casper City Council reversed a decision by it's planning and zoning department  and approved a preliminary plat dubbed "River Walk Addition".

The proposal would construct a row of 18 multi-story town homes on 2.5 acres east of the North Platte and north of West 1st street behind Townsquare Media.

All council members were in favor despite questions concerning access and business conflicts.  "I think this is an excellent plan to get some housing downtown, but having lived next to barking dogs, I would suggest to Mr. Tyler  that he take what ever steps can be done to mitigate the transmission of noise."

Councilman Charlie Powell referred to a comment made in opposition by a representative for Connie's Pet Palace who pointed to likely conflict with their doggie daycare.

The applicant, Casper Redevelopment Company LLC, must provide a final plat within six months for approval.

Company representative, Attorney, Keith Tyler, suggests the proposed housing units would market for around $300-350 thousand each.