cloudy
Wednesday February 10th, 2016 7:40PM

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.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 1 year ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of the Republican nomination for president, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in...
7:14PM ( 25 minutes ago )
New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain are emerging
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect preg...
6:22PM ( 1 hour ago )
Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for president
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
3:32PM ( 4 hours ago )
Man faces 30 counts of animal cruelty in Forsyth County
A Forsyth County man faces multiple animal cruelty charges after authorities removed several dogs from a residence in the western part of the county earlier this month.
10:50AM ( 8 hours ago )
UPDATE: Mother, 2 daughters killed in Gwinnett County house fire
Authorities said a mother and her two young daughters have died in a house fire in Tucker.
By Associated Press
9:00AM ( 10 hours ago )