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Multi-Family Housing Complex Proposed; Zoning Amendments Sought

Developers want to construct 332 housing units in two buildings in the Central Village area of Apple Valley. A public hearing on zoning amendments for the project is set for Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting.

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A public hearing on zoning amendments for two multi-family residential buildings proposed for Apple Valley’s Central Village area is scheduled for Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting.

IMH, an Arizona-based lender, and Colorado-based Titan Development I, LCC want to build the development in the area of Galaxie Avenue and 153rd Street West, in an area formerly known as Legacy North.

If the project comes to fruition, the development, now called Parkside Village, would have 332 units of housing.

The developers’ application says the buildings would offer “mixed-income/mixed generation” housing.

According to city planning documents, a 134-unit building would be built along Galaxie Avenue and a 194-unit building would be built just north of Kelley Park.

The 134-unit buillding—called the Galante Building—would consist of a pair of four-story complexes connected by a one-story community area in the middle. The one-story area would house a fitness area, game room, club area and yoga studio. The 194-unit building—called the Gabella Building—would consist of two U-shaped buildings connected by a one-story community area.

The developers are requesting five zoning amendments for the project. Included among the amendments are:

• Rezoning a portion of the project area to Zone 1 to allow residential construction along Galaxie Avenue.

• Removing Zone 1A and allow for assisted care facilities in Zone 1.

• Allowing single-use buildings along Galaxie Avenue. Currently, buildings in that area must be mixed-used.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Apple Valley Municipal Center. 

Commissioners will listen to comments about the zoning amendments at the meeting. They, however, will not make any rulings until a future meeting.

“It is the policy of the Planning Commission to not take action on an item on the night of its public hearing,” commission documents say.

The commission’s information packet for Wednesday’s meeting contains a copy of an email from a neighboring property owner that says he “would like to express my strong opposition to such rezoning.”

According to Apple Valley City Council meeting minutes, IMH purchased the former Legacy North property out of foreclosure. In June, the lender asked for, and received, a Memorandum of Understanding from the council to gauge whether or not the city would provide assistance in developing the property.

“The Memorandum of Understanding is not a financial commitment and it does not approve any project,” says the meeting minutes.

Click here for an agenda and information package for Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting.

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