Two apartment complexes were recommended for approval Tuesday by the Stillwater Planning Commission.

A request from College Place Properties Stillwater for approval of a preliminary planned development for a four-story apartment was approved by the commission 3-1 with Commissioner Rob Hudson opposed.

Commissioner Greg Fox was absent.

The apartment is set to be located at 132-140 N. Husband, 131-139 N. Duncan and 217 W. Miller. The request will also change the zoning to RM3-PD (high density multi family with planned development overlay).

A large portion of the property was previously approved as a townhome planned development but no use was established and a new planned development was required.

The development proposes 88 dwelling units per acre as opposed to the 40 allowed by code. Due to the proximity to Oklahoma State University, bus lines and additional multi-story structures, staff recommended approval.

The development will also have all on-site parking in a garage that will be located beneath the apartments.

A request for a preliminary planned development from Lester Skinner-KB Stillwater Properties to allow for construction of a new two-story apartment building was approved 4-0 for 114 and 120 S. Duncan. The property is set to be rezoned to RM3-PD (high density multi family with planned development overlay).

The eight-building project is an extension of a multi-family development to the west and under the same ownership.

Also approved was a C16 special use permit request from GVP Properties to allow for an eating establishment permitting alcoholic beverages for a restaurant at 1919 N. Perkins.

The 1.09 acre lot is currently vacant and the applicant proposes a restaurant to be named Palominos with drives to be shared with the Carmike Cinema movie theater.

The request was approved with the condition that access easements documents be filed and a copy provided to staff prior to issuance of a building permit.

A final plat request from Kraybill Homes was also approved 4-0. The request is the third phase of the Canyons development 23 lots on 15.64 acres are planned for the phase.

The commission concluded its meeting by voting 4-0 to approve a request from Black Properties to rezone 1020 E. Virginia from CG (general commercial) to RM2 (medium density multi family).

Jeff Black spoke in favor of the request and said plans for the property include moving four apartment units, formerly the Timbers, from the OSU athletic village to the property.

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