Archive for Monday, January 22, 2007

Apartment complex to be reconsidered

January 22, 2007


The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission tonight will consider plans for a large apartment complex at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Stoneridge Drive.

Commissioners are being asked to approve a preliminary development plan for Aberdeen on Sixth, a 108-unit apartment complex that also would have four duplex units.

Planning commissioners previously considered the proposal, but they are considering it again after city commissioners were unable to agree on the design.

Other items on the agenda include a conditional-use permit to change the operator of the Big Springs Quarry to Mid-States Materials and amendments to the county zoning code.

The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. If commissioners do not finish their discussions, they will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.


Richard Heckler 11 years, 4 months ago

Will these be built to higher standards than other Aberdeen apts so as to withstand excessive strong winds?

cowboy 11 years, 4 months ago

Merrill , pretty much any structure taking a direct hit will go down , that said do we really need more of aberdeen , NOT

Sigmund 11 years, 4 months ago

Probably not needed, but let them build. If it contributes to a over supply it will cause rents to decline. there is your affordable housing! The builder and the lender will be facing a loss of money if they can't fill the units at the price point they need to be profitable.

Godot 11 years, 4 months ago

Groan. Another 500 or so cars added to the rush hour traffic on sixth street.

budwhysir 11 years, 4 months ago

Arent we having problems with housing right now????? Dont we have too many houses already

Kat Christian 11 years, 4 months ago

It's all about money folks - big bucks changing hands with the developers and the City - too bad not much goes back into improving things in the town, but somebody gets rich off of this sort of thing. I hate apartments. I think they lower property value and nuaisances of a town. They usually end up looking like trash in 5 years. They aren't built well - substandard material used. I hope I never have to live in one again. You can hear your neighbor on the toilet the walls are so thin. They need to spend the money of the current housing problem in this town and clean up a lot of places.

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