At its April 8 meeting, the City Council held over a second reading and vote for a bill (No. 7302) that proposes rezoning of land at Hwy. K and Route 364.
That action was requested by the applicant, ILI Communities.
The developer is proposing to construct a 99-unit apartment development on the site. The bill is sponsored by Ward 2 council members Tom “Duke” Herweck and Lisa Thompson.
At least five residents were present in the council chamber to speak about the bill during citizen comments. After the announcement, those speakers said they would wait to speak when the bill comes back for another public hearing and vote at a subsequent meeting, which could be as early as April 22.
ILI Communities has requested rezoning of the land from C2/General Business District to R4/Apartment House District, in order to build “Highway K Apartments” with 99 dwelling units in five buildings (two 27-unit buildings and three 15-unit buildings), plus a clubhouse and pool.
The land is adjacent to the intersection of Hwy. K and Route 364, almost directly east from the South Outer Road and Hwy. K traffic signal. The undeveloped land is adjacent to the existing Pheasant Pointe single-family home subdivision.
Several homeowners from Pheasant Pointe had objected to the rezoning and the apartment development, mainly because they thought the narrow land parcel was insufficient for such a large apartment complex, and the intersection at Hwy. K would be too busy and dangerous.