Planning Commission approves Whittier apartments at 27th & 1st

Rendering by DJR Architecture

The City Planning Commission approved plans Nov. 13 for a five-story, 51-unit apartment building proposed by North Bay Companies at 2637-2645 1stAve. S.

The site currently holds a commercial building, parking lot and duplex. Four units on 1st Avenue will have walkup entries, and amenities include a fitness room and enclosed bike parking.

A new surface lot at the rear of the site will hold 23 parking stalls, and the project qualifies for reduced parking requirements because of its proximity to high-frequency transit.

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The sites will be rezoned R5, a high-density residential district, up from R2B (a two-family district) and OR1 (a small-scale neighborhood district).