Cedar Hills City continues to discuss Blu Line Designs’ proposal

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cedar-hills-proposalCEDAR HILLS — The Cedar Hills Planning Commission will continue discussing proposed construction for the Blu Line Designs’ Cedar Hills senior apartment complex at Thursday night’s meeting.

Blu Line Designs proposed a plan on 4600 West Cedar Hills Dr. for a 55 and older apartment complex, a movie theater and commercial pad for retail stores and restaurants. On Thursday, they will only be discussing the senior housing because, as Cedar Hills Assistant City Manager Chandler Goodwin puts it, “is the elephant in the room.”

“They (Cedar Hills south residence) don’t want to look out their back yard and just see a brick building,” Goodwin said. “They have a beautiful view of the mountains now. They’ll still see the building, but we want them to see trees and we want them to see the beauty around them because Cedar Hills is a beautiful residence.”

The apartment complex was originally planned as a 5-story building; however, after listening to complaints, Blu Line Designs has lowered the two outside wings to four stories.

In the Planning Commission agenda for Thursday night it says:

“After getting feedback from staff, City Council, Planning Commission and residents, Blu Line has incorporated many new elements into the proposed plan. These elements increase the walkability and reduce the impact on the local residents. Two wings of the building have been dropped to four stories, and the building has been rotated to increase the setback and reduce the impact on the residents to the south. Also, a half-mile path has been proposed to circle the facility; this path would be similar to a circuit training course for residents to come and use. Staff has made a list of all required documents that the PC and the CC need to review before any approval is given.”

The Cedar Hills planning commission meeting will meet on Thursday, Oct. 24th at 7 p.m. in the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center.

“What the city is concerned with is getting this right,” Goodwin said. “We want the residents to come to voice their opinions.”

The proposed construction on 4600 West Cedar Hills Dr. is the first item of business on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

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One Comment

  1. Steve Proffit Reply

    One misconception we all had was that Blu_line was officially proposing the theatre and areas out side the property owned by the Smart family. They just included it in the drawing to give an idea. City Code would not allow the theatre to be so close to residents.
    Also, they have not officially submitted an application to the city for any devlopment. And they have met with the city council and planning commission with residents of the area present. These discussions have been great and Blu_line has been very open to comments and concerns. I really appreciate them working with all of us so well.

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