I attended a neighborhood meeting for this project this morning, which now has a name: "Novo". The developer is moving forward with Option C (pending approvals, etc), the ~180 unit building. The design has changed slightly, basically rotated 90° counter-clockwise, so the open end faces Russell. Russell is also connected to 66th, so that apartment traffic can go directly to 66th.Two possible developments presented at Planning Commission-Council-HRA work session:
The first was at 66th & Queen. Developer owns a large (0.5 acre) single family home parcel, and is considering an apartment project as small as just that parcel, or as large as 6 additional parcels + vacation of part of Queen Ave. The site is between the Fraser apartments and CVS.
Pretty unusual for a 4-story building -- they are proposing a two-level underground parking garage. Essentially all resident parking would be interior, with just a few surface spots for guests.
A few neighbors were against it outright, but mostly people seemed really interested in how to get the details right. I think the biggest concerns were the frontage to the north and west, and traffic/parking due to unusually narrow streets for Richfield.