A 250-unit apartment complex on Shallowford Road won approval from the Planning Commission on Monday, though it calls for a higher-density than the Hamilton Place Plan calls for.
The approval came after Mike Price and leaders of TDK Construction held a hallway meeting with neighbors, including Greg Vital of the adjacent Morning Pointe assisted living complex.
Mr. Vital said the developers had fully satisfied his requests for a buffer, including leaving existing vegetation and agreeing to place a vinyl fence and new landscaping.
Mr. Price said the apartment buildings will be no closer than 100 feet from Shallowford Road. A retention pond will be added and a flow study conducted to make sure the project will not add to flooding problems.
Neighbor Joe Schultz said the project is attractive, but he said it adds too many more residents to the congested Shallowford Road area. A traffic expert for the developers said the added traffic would be "a drop in the bucket." He noted that the state is due to widen nearby Shallowford Road.
Sue Shaw, a former Planning Commission member, said she and others bought nearby condos because they were told the section would not be high density.
The project goes before the City Council on May 14.