MAPC revises 12-acre apartment plan | New

JONESBORO – Planning Commissioners will review plans for a 12-acre apartment community in the new Southern Hills development off Southwest Drive on Tuesday.

The Metro Planning Commission and City Council have already approved zoning for the 118-acre Southern Hills development at 3506 Southwest Drive. It is a planned mixed-use development. The general plans provide for commercial and commercial use as well as single-family and multi-family dwellings.

The resort is being developed by Bearing Point Properties of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to information in the design documents.

In addition to four separate apartment buildings with a total of 182 apartments, the development would include a 7,016 square foot lodge, 382 square foot pet lounge, maintenance building and garage.

Two three-story buildings would each house 62 apartments, a third three-story building would contain 48 units and 10 townhouses would be in a two-story 20,447 square foot structure.

Plans show that some apartments will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Commissioners will also consider a request from David Hartshorn for conditional use of mini storage units for 3.56 acres at 5441 and 5443 Southwest Drive. The property was recently rezoned from C-4 Neighborhood Commercial to C-3 General Commercial with commercial storage in mind.

Preliminary shots of Frog Pond residential development off Apt Drive, southeast of Jonesboro. It would contain 80 single family homes on 12.11 acres.

The commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 300 S. Church St.

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