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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 6:19AM

City planning staff recommending approval of 90-unit apartment complex

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The city of Gainesville's planning staff is recommending approval of plans to construct a 90-unit apartment complex near Banks Street and Gordon Avenue.

The city planning and appeals board will consider the proposal Tuesday at 5:30 at the city's Public Safety Complex/Justice Center on Queen City Parkway.

The apartments would be built by Mercy Housing Southeast on eleven parcels of land which contain eight older rental homes, various accessory buildings and one metal warehouse building currently being used as s church.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the property in order to develop 90 multi-family apartments for mixed-income families. The estimated unit mix will be 21 one- bedroom, 36 two-bedroom/two bath and 33 three-bedroom/two bath units.

The complex will include a 94,000-square-foot, multi-story building. Some of the units will face Bank Streets and others will face Queen City Parkway.

The planning staff, in recommending approval of the rezoning for the property is being made with several conditions attached:

1. The development standards within narrative, site plan and architectural renderings submitted with the applicant s rezoning application shall be made part of the zoning ordinance, and shall be subject to the Community Development Director approval.

2. The proposed on street parking spaces along Banks Street and Gordon Avenue shall be subject to the approval of the Gainesville Public Works Director and both Banks Street and Gordon Avenue shall be required to maintain two, 12-foot wide lanes. Any required road and striping improvements shall be at the expense of the developer.

3. An updated as-built survey/plat of the subject property, indicating existing conditions and all improvements shall be recorded prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for the future use.
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