Andover City Council has approved another housing development north of Wal-Mart in Andover. It was just approved on November 18th saying that a preliminary plat and rezoning request will be allowed. Their plan is to build a 26 single-family home development on a 6.39 acre site.
They will call it B & D Estates and the architectural style, density and set backs will look like Parkside at Andover Station’s home development. Here is a look at the plans in store for the new housing development in Andover.
What to Expect
The Mayor was given a presentation of the concept images from the developer and he says the homes look great. The property is the former Pov’s Sports Bar site that had been split and partially sold to Wal-Mart.
The site’s been rezoned from General Business to M-1 Multiple Dwelling Medium Density. Commercial isn’t wise here because the property isn’t very visible from Bunker Lake Boulevard due to Wal-Mart. It made more sense to rezone it for residential.
The property is located on the north side of Bunker Lake Boulevard and west of Jay Street. The density of the development was questioned by neighbors after it was rezoned from commercial to residential and there is concern about losing trees.
The property value has gone up since Parkside at Andover Station and Wal-Mart went in but with this new housing development there is concern about losing wildlife and increasing traffic at 139th Avenue.
This is especially concerning because neighbors in the area have loved being closed to the woods with wildlife and having places for children to play. Due to the concerns, the developers took a tree inventory and are saving 124 trees on the south side of Wal-Mart.
Original approval was not granted for the plat for homes on November 10th due to disputes on planting trees but the council has asked that they be planted between the new development and neighbors to the west.
The city is looking forward to more housing to come to the area.