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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Big Knoll Park Neighborhood Project Approved

Fairhope, Alabama

'KNOLL PARK FLATS' CONDOMINIUMS

Bayview Ave. side
The city council approved a plan submitted by Knoll Flats Llc. for a multi-unit mostly-residential development for a vacant,  B-3b zoned lot across Fairhope Avenue from Knoll Park.

John White-Spunner is the registered agent for the Mobile-based company.

The two, three-story buildings are to contain 18 condo units and have space for a "single office" on the first floor fronting Bayview Ave. (420 sq. ft. of commercial and 38,832 residential).

The first floors will be used for parking.

New sidewalks and trees will be installed on Bayview and Fairhope Ave. and LID (low impact development) drainage will be employed.

Stacks Gully behind the development will be further-stabilized by the owner as well.

(A realtor associated with the project estimated the price-per-unit to be in the  $300-400K range. Short -term rentals will be allowed in this zoning designation.)


TREE ORDINANCE WAIVED

The Planning Commission and department staff recommended requiring all construction be entirely contained on the site itself, but the city council acquiesced to the applicant's request to waive the city's tree ordinance requirement for a ten foot buffer along Bayview by allowing proposed new street trees to be installed on the city's right of way instead, as alternative to satisfy the ordinance.

Some encroachment onto city property was also allowed on the north side (Fairhope Ave.): a 2-foot balcony overhanging the sidewalk.

Another multi-unit condo project has already been approved for the old Colonial Inn site nearby, on S. Mobile St. at Cliff Dr. (click)




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

what ashame

Anonymous said...

Oh because that's what we need is another ugly condo

Anonymous said...

Looks like a prison. just needs bars on windows ....

Patty said...

Surely someone can come up with something better than that for Fairhope

Anonymous said...

Fairhope has really made a lot of bad decisions. It is really not thought out well and a cluster of ugly mess

Anonymous said...

A nother mistake by our bumbling city leaders .... . .

Anonymous said...

It does not make sense to me how Fairhope is So opposed to commercial business but they keep allowing trashy looking things to come in. Those condos down by the golf course are hideous. That is such beautiful land to be trashed up with an institutional looking building!! PURE GREED!!!

Anonymous said...

Pray for our city and its leaders to do the right things.

Jesus is the only answer!

Anonymous said...

this do nothing group of politicians does not put out much effort, just shows up occassionaly to collect their pay check and travel all over the world using our tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

and the city fathers won't let a Starbucks in ?? last time i checked competition was good for everybody...it's the A
merican way is is it not?

Anonymous said...

Jesus had nothing to do with Condos