"Building community ... working together."
Tonight there was a meeting of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission Zoning Committee at the Hilltop Library about a new development for the large plot of city land available on N Wheatland. The WODA Group LLC is looking to purchase the land from the city and was looking for a zoning change recommendation from the GHAC Zoning Committee. They are requesting a change from NE(Neighborhood Edge)/NG(Neighborhood General) to a PUD-8. PUD-8 means a Planned Urban Developement at 8 units per acre. A total of 135 units are planned for this 3 phase, 20 acre development.
Phase 1 is a 3 story senior complex with 60 units that would be built beginning in the spring of 2013. The building would be for folks age 55 and over with an income of 50% or less of the median income for our area. There would be 1 and 2 bedroom units available.
The plans for the second and third phases seem to be more uncertain. The zoning committee needs some additional information and no decisions were made tonight. Folks, this is the largest undeveloped piece of property in our area and what happens here is important to everyone. Several members of the HWNA were there tonight asking questions and raising concerns. I hope everyone will get involved in the process and help make sure the land is used for the benefit of the neighborhood.