The Regional Planning Agency staff is recommending denial for an apartment complex on Old Lee Highway at Bork Memorial Drive.
The staff report says, "The surrounding development form is primarily single-family dwellings developed on large lots, which is consistent with a rural residential development form. The proposed development of a multi-unit apartment complex is not compatible with the surrounding development form."
It also says, "The subject property is surrounded by predominately single-family detached homes,
with a vacant parcel to the north. The proposed development of a multi-unit residential development is a higher density residential use than the surrounding uses."
Edward Bently and Walter and Teresa Adams own the 13.1-acre site.
Ardmore Partners is planning the development.
The request is to rezone from A-1 Agricultural District to R-3 Multi-Family Residential District.
The developer is also asking the lifting of this condition imposed during a 2009 rezoning of the northern portion of the property: The maximum height of each apartment building in this development is three stories except building #3, 4, 5, and 6 may be a 3/4 split configuration.
The staff is also recommending denial of that request.