New homes, apartments approved

Published 7:28 am Friday, February 28, 2020

The Troy Planning Commission approved for new housing projects to move forward on Thursday, including a large apartment complex and the next phase of a new neighborhood.

The panning commission unanimously approved to combine lots adjacent to Smith, Center and South Brundidge Streets to allow for the construction of a three-story apartment complex that will house 72 units.

Walt Stell said the complex is being built by Dr. Darren Woodling and will now enter the architecture phase.

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“This was actually approved three or four years ago, he just never built the complex, so this was really just a reapproval,” Stell said.

The complex came before the Board of Adjustment last week to allow for the structure to be three stories – the code allows for 2.5 stories, as well as a density variation.

Stell said most, if not all, of the units in the apartment will be two-bedroom, with the possibility of a few one-bedroom units as well.

The commission also approved phase two of The Summit at Oak Park. The commission previously approved the construction of 31 lots in phase one of the project, which is currently under construction by Stone Martin Builders out of Auburn. The second phase would add 20 more houses, all of which will be at least 2,000 square feet, Stell said.

A total of 92 houses are planned for the full development. Phase two of the project will connect to a road being constructed as part of phase one.

The commission also approved five lots at Head Pond, with the stipulation on one lot to be reviewed by County Engineer Russell Oliver to ensure visibility.