Residents turned out in force Tuesday to stop a high-density subdivision planned for their neighborhood.

They were only partially successful. The City Council sent the two plats up for consideration back to the Planning Commission for further review.Councilman Bernell Evans voted against the action, saying the entire plan by Patterson Construction Co. should be thrown out and revised to fit the current low-density zoning.

The two plats at 450 East Canyon Road and 1260 S. Main St. propose 45 townhouses of about 1,000-square-feet each in a planned residential development over 8.5 acres. Other plats will have 118 single-family homes, two of those plats have already been approved. Part of the land used to be an orchard.

Residents complained the project would add a transient element to their neighborhood that does not now exist and would increase traffic. Additionally, the planned community straddles a wash that fills with water during spring runoff. The developer didn't present a plan to deal with the wash.