If developers from Global One Golden Valley, LLC have their way, a 308 unit apartment building and a 118 unit senior living facility will be constructed near the Circle Down neighborhood this spring--something that neighbors aren’t happy about.
At a City Council meeting on Dec. 18, councilmembers will review preliminary design plans for the two structures and open the floor to residents during a public hearing.
Council documents show that the developers have been working with the City of Golden Valley on this project for about five years. According to the project description, the apartment and senior living facility would “serve as a buffer” between the interstate and residential areas.
On Nov. 5, the Golden Valley Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary plans, although residents were concerned about the planned height of the apartment building.
According to council documents, part of the apartment complex is designed to extend into the I-394 mixed use zoning district. The district only allows buildings to be three stories tall. If constructed, the “Three.Nine.Four Apartments” would be six stories tall.
“The Developer is asking for a waiver to this and other requirements to accommodate the proposal,” City Planner Joe Hogeboom wrote in council documents.
If approved, this apartment project would be one of three developments that the City of Golden Valley is reviewing.
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