The consideration of special-use permits has a tendency to create public outcry in the city, but Stony Point Design Build manager Chris Henry thinks his request for greater residential density and larger buildings for the Dairy Central project at 946 Grady Ave. won’t be so controversial.

He says that’s because he and his team have been working with neighbors and stakeholders to add amenities and features they want, such as affordable housing and office space for nonprofits, improved public infrastructure and a publicly accessible community center.

Though things could change as the project is further scrutinized while a potential tax break for the project is also considered, the Charlottesville Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that the City Council approve a special-use permit for the project if the developer can meet conditions regarding the site plan and elements of the design.