The Commerce City Council will decide Monday night whether to rezone 19.49 acres on State Street for the construction of 48 units of income-restricted senior housing.
The city council meets at 6 p.m. in the Commerce Room of the Commerce Civic Center. Among the items on the agenda is Paladin, Inc.’s request to rezone the tract from R-3 to R-4 as recommended by a 2-1 vote of the Commerce Planning Commission on April 28.
The rezoning, if granted, will be contingent upon Paladin getting low-income housing tax credits from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to help finance the $7.9 million “Mason Manor” project. In 2010, the city approved a rezoning on the same tract, but Paladin was unable to acquire the tax credits and the project fell through.
Although the tract is 19 acres, Paladin will build on just 12 of them, putting four 1,200-square-foot units per acre on the site. Buildings would be two-story, but each unit would only be one level. Elevators would access the upper floors.
Conditions for approval include limiting the tenants to those 55 or older, a requirement that a site manager live on the premises and that each building be constructed of brick or stone.
The development would include a community building, laundry and “inside and outside gathering places.”
For the full story, see the May 14 issue of The Commerce News.