Plymouth Apartments to Cut Slimmer Profile

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Affordable housing developer Dominium is moving toward a summer 2020 construction start for a 418-unit apartment project in Plymouth after downsizing two of the three buildings in the complex.

Plymouth-based Dominium is proposing to build the approximately $120 million project on the site of a shuttered mall property at 4108 Lancaster Lane N. The project is planned to include about 23,000 square feet of retail space and a 229-stall parking ramp that would serve both as a park-and-ride facility for the Plymouth Metrolink service and parking for the redevelopment project, according to documents on file with the city.

The Plymouth Planning Commission was scheduled to review the project’s preliminary plat and planned unit development application on Wednesday evening. Dominium brought a concept plan for the project to the city in June. The property is in the southwest quadrant of Rockford Road and Highway 169.

Since that time, the company has pared two four-story, affordable general occupancy apartment buildings planned along Lancaster Lane to three stories, said Dominium development associate Willy Boulay. The number of apartments drops from 220 to 163.

Those apartments are along a street populated by single-family homes, Boulay said in a Wednesday interview. That was of concern to Planning Commission members in June, he said.

“Their concerns were density and traffic, and also the height of the buildings that were closer to Lancaster Lane,” he said.

The senior apartment building increases in size from 210 units to 255 and gains a story to soar to six levels. That building is on the side of the development that abuts the interchange between Rockford Road and Highway 169.

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