CARY — The Committee of the Whole on Tuesday will conduct a conceptual review of a preliminary proposal from PIHRL Developments to build a 68-unit affordable senior housing development.
Community Development Director Brian Simmons said the proposed development is at the southwest corner of 3 Oaks Road and Feinberg Drive, just north of the Jewel Osco and West of the post office.
According to documents from the upcoming meeting, the apartment building would be three stories and span 66,000 square feet. The plan includes elevators and significant community spaces.
Village Administrator Chris Clark said the land is presently zoned for a business park, and the proposed development would require a re-zoning of the land.
"It's a piece of land that has sat for a while because of the recession and capital costs of developing," Clark said.
If the board were to give the developer the green light to proceed with planning, the plan would head to the Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals.
This is the second housing project aimed at seniors to come in front of the board in as many meetings. On Oct. 6, the board postponed a vote on a nine-unit planned development at 400 Haber Road that the developer pitched as a solution for senior citizens looking to downsize.
Clark said Village Hall has had at least five calls in the last week with residents seeking senior housing options, and that the need was discussed frequently when the village put together its comprehensive plan.
"It is not what over the years has been thought of for that site, but the market has changed," Clark said. "There’s no doubt we have a senior housing demand in Cary.
He noted the location was attractive because of its proximity to a shopping center, post office, Galati's Hideaway restaurant and Lions Park.