New Apartments Planned for MLK and Monroe – Developer Chris Rogers of Phase Two Development and his architect, Ralph Tahran presented their proposal for a new apartment project on the SW corner of MLK and Monroe. They have not submitted plans to the City, but envision a 5-story, 44-unit structure. It would be a mix of mostly 1-bedroom and studio units with some two bedroom units and two townhomes on the western edge of the property over a row of parking garages. Twenty two parking spaces are planned. Units would be market rate, although they intend to participate in a PDC property tax abatement program that requires 20 percent of the units to be set aside for individuals making no more than 60 percent of median family income. They hope to begin construction next fall.
Townhomes Planned for Morningstar Church Site – The site of the former Morningstar Church has been sold to a developer who intends to construct 8 townhomes on the property. The land is zoned for residential use, although church use is allowed in that zone. This means the area will have new residents and return to a more residential character. It also means the modern designed church will not be built on the site. This may come as a relief to some who had fond memories of the old brick church and were not looking forward to the proposed modern structure.