Sunday, July 21, 2024

Hearing examiner recommends approving Apple Blossom Center application for housing


CHELAN - The City of Chelan held a public hearing in the City of Chelan Council Chambers, before the City of Chelan Hearing Examiner Andy Kottkamp, on June 14, concerning a major amendment to the Apple Blossom Center, Planned Development District (PDD). City of Chelan Planner John Ajax, read the proposed amendment to the packed and standing room only council chambers.

On June 17, the City of Chelan Hearing Examiner rendered a recommendation of approval for application PDD2021-01/SEPA2021-07 following that public hearing. Future notice of Chelan City Council meeting(s) regarding final action on this application will be provided to parties of record at a later date; to be determined. See Notice of Decision Public Notice on Page B4, for more information.

Multifamily housing is proposed to be allowed on up to a maximum of 30 acres within the existing 198 acre PDD boundary at a gross density of 24 units per acre, resulting in a maximum of 720 multifamily dwelling units. Gross density would allow individual projects to exceed 24 units an acre, resulting in a lower density for the remaining multi-family acreage. The project area is located at U.S. 97A, SR 150, Apple Blossom, Gala, Golden, Pinata; commonly known as “Apple Blossom Center,’’ and the project applicant is Apple Blossom Center Holdings, LLC in Kirkland.


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