Syracuse OKs 66-unit subdivision

Jan 18 2012 - 12:34am

SYRACUSE -- The city council has given final approval to a 66-unit subdivision project in the southern end of the city.

The council recently granted unanimous final approval for a planned residential development at approximately 2040 S. 1000 West.

The entire project, known as Stoker Gardens subdivision, involves 66 townhouses on 6.4 acres on 68 lots by project developer Castle Creek Homes.

The project converts property that has been used for a plant nursery in the Stoker family for the past 45 years into the new subdivision.

The council's action puts a stamp of approval on a process that has been ongoing for more than seven months. Initially, developers had projected a plan with 81 lots, but downsized it during the seven-month process.

The planning commission held two hearings related to the project in August, including a rezone of the area from general commercial and R-2 single-family residential zones to a planned residential development zone.

The commission also reviewed a sketch plan for 81 lots, which was approved later in the year.

During the process, staff also found issues related to elevation requirements, said Michael Eggett, director of the community development department.

These required an amendment to the PRD zone regulations to match them more closely with the minimum lot standards in other zones.

The council approved the amendment before finalizing the Stoker Gardens subdivision project.

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