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October 22, 2013

City councilors approve zoning changes for proposed apartments on Boomer Road

STILLWATER, Okla. — After being postponed three times, the Stillwater City Council held a public hearing regarding a request for a map amendment for a new apartment complex.

Progress Builders from Myrtle Beach, S.C., wants to create new apartments, particularly student housing, at 1400 N. Boomer Rd. The only amendment needed to be made Monday night was the height limitations in the zoning district.

The new apartments, at their peak, will be approximately 55 feet, and the zoning restrictions are 50 feet in that area. The city agreed to allow construction of more than 50 feet with a vote of 5-0.

Although the height restriction was the only item that needed to be changed, different representatives talked about other issues regarding the apartment complex.

The apartments will have 156 units and 624 bedrooms, and the apartments located there now only has 110 bedrooms, said Kelly Harris, an engineer at Keystone Engineering in Stillwater. Those apartments will be demolished.


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