Getting unanimous approval from Bloomington’s plan commission on Monday night was a development on the east side of town that will construct 176 new apartments with 236 total bedrooms in five buildings.
Called The Overlook on 3rd, the planned development also includes a self-storage building and a clubhouse, and 265 parking spaces.
The site is a vacant parcel on the south side of 3rd Street, just west of the WHCC radio tower. The new development will leave in place existing buildings in the immediate vicinity.
The plan commission’s Monday night discussion centered on the new driveway cut onto 3rd Street. The new cut will replace an existing driveway opening that is offset from Morningside Drive to the north. The new driveway entrance, from the south, is planned to align with Morningside Drive.
The question of the driveway entrance nearly caused the petition to be delayed. But a motion to continue consideration of the petition until the plan commission’s October meeting failed on a 3–6 vote. Continue reading “236-bedroom project on east side gets green light from Bloomington plan commission”