Exclusive video of what River Trail Flats will look like
Loveland, Oh. - On December 3, developer, Jim Cohen (CMC Properties) went to the Loveland Planing and Zoning Commission to ask for permission to raise the roof on one of the apartment buildings he wants to build in Historic Downtown, from three stories to four. He has named the development, formerly known as Loveland Station, River Trail Flats.
Cohen, and his architect, Dean Lutton used slides to show the commission why they need to make one of the apartment buildings four stories, instead of three as allowed under the current zoning. Cohen told the commission, "It can't be done with three story buildings." He plans 92 apartments, and a little more than 15,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, and says the parking needed for the small site requires he free up real-estate by making one of the buildings taller. "Any developer who tries to put that number of unites on this site is going to need four stories."
Cohen plans 235 total parking spaces, 175 spaces for apartment renters, and 60 spaces for the public when using the bike trail and the new commercial establishments.
In a unanimous decision, the commission voted to recommend that city council pass the zoning change Cohen requested.
There will be a public hearing before city council on January 28 at 8 PM on the proposal to allow Cohen to raise the roof, from 50 to 59 feet, but indications are that parking concerns will not be discussed during the public hearing.
Loveland Magazine has been the only media to attend and report on these city meetings and the development proposed for Historic Downtown.
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