(ATLANTIC) The City of Atlantic Planning & Zoning Commission continues to look into providing quality, affordable housing in town.
The Planning & Zoning commission will meet Tuesday, January 8th at 5:30 pm and one of their main discussion items is the Southern Heights II Proposal. John Lund, Assistant City Administrator, said plans fell through last year when a developer from Kansas City was denied State tax credits to build some homes along Olive Street and that developer has no plans to try to apply for those tax credits again this year.
“Our realtors have been getting almost daily requests for quality, affordable housing and one of our local developers is trying to step up to the plate and help fill that need, so that is kind of where Southern Heights II is coming from,” explained Lund.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the future of Plum Street vs. Southern Heights Drive. Lund said it was platted to have Plum Street connected from 19th to 22nd Street, but that is a very old plat and currently there is a parcel there that will cover the area. So, Lund said it is the intention of the developer to not have that connection and just have Southern Heights Drive a private entrance.
The Commission will also discuss concerns of traffic congestion on 19th Street and storm water runoff and drainage issues.