A plan to build a 150-unit apartment complex in Penryn can move forward after the Placer County Board Supervisors on Tuesday rejected appeals of an earlier vote approving the project.
Separate appeals had been filed by the neighboring town of Loomis and a community group.
The appeals were rejected on a 4-1 vote of the board, with Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery casting the dissenting vote.
Opponents contend that the complex, to be built on 15 acres near Penryn and Taylor roads, violates density rules in the community plan, which guides land-use decisions.
Supervisor Jim Holmes, who represents the area, said that while it was a tough vote, the fact that the property has been zoned for that level of density for some time was the deciding factor for him.
"It came down to the zoning that was in place," Holmes said. "I just couldn't justify 'downzoning' that property."