The Flagstaff City Council spent nearly three hours on a future large housing project on Butler Avenue Tuesday night. Council heard from the developers and the public on the Canyon del Rio project at 32-hundred East Butler Avenue, which will be at the corner of Butler Avenue and Fourth Street. Developers wanted to change zoning of over 83 acres from Research and Development zoning and splitting it into to Medium Density Residential, High Density Residential and Highway Commercial. The property within the rezone would contain, 180 attached residential units, 670 apartment units and 225-thousand square feet of commercial development. There are just over 14-hundred units total planned for the property. Many speakers told council members they were concerned for increased traffic in the area, as well the height of some of the buildings in the project. Council recommended height restrictions, no student housing-type units and money put into the affordable housing fund, among other recommendations. The council unanimously passed the re-zone request on the first read. The ordinance will brought back to council for a final vote on June 4th.