On Monday, the Cape Girardeau City Council was to consider setting a public hearing on the issue. But it removed the item from the agenda. Ronald Richmond of RS Real Estate Investments LLC had proposed rezoning a five-acre, wooded tract at 4161 Hopper Road from R-1, single-family district, to R-4, medium-density multifamily residential district. He wanted to build five four-unit apartment buildings on the site just west of Interstate 55 and east of Twin-Lakes subdivision. Cape’s planning and zoning commission voted to deny the request after hearing from residents earlier this month who worried an apartment complex would increase traffic congestion, pose a traffic-safety problem and hurt residential property values. If the developer submits a new proposal, it first will have to be heard by the planning and zoning commission before it can come before the council.