Lexington’s Planning Commission recently approved the request of Cowgill Inc. for a zone change from R-2 to R-5 at 333, 329, and 325 Blackburn Avenue, which followed the City’s Planning Staff recommendation.
Filing under a 2nd Tier Medium Density Place Type, according to PlaceBuilder, they intend to build a 36-unit apartment building to complement The Flats at 345. This approval allows them to go to City Council for final approval before beginning construction.
The proposed Blackburn Development Project includes 36 apartments (24 one-bedroom apartments and 12 studio apartments), reciprocal parking agreement with The Flats at 345 and a total of 34 parking spots, 4 of which are created in expanded street open to the public.
This neighborhood is diverse in zoning, composition, and use type. PlaceBuilder was designed to guide individuals through a zone change and outline how the city would like developments that require a zone change to look, function, and fit within Lexington. Basically, it’s a process that emphasizes multimodal pedestrian connectivity and neighborhood engagement.
With its proximity to the Legacy Trail and Town Branch Commons trail, along with additional bike racks and connections to public sidewalks, this forthcoming development is designed with the goals of this process in mind.
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