The revitalization of Jefferson Davis Highway continues with one of the most unique projects to date, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC. Moore’s Lake has submitted some changes to its original site plan (the way buildings are laid out on a property) approved last year.
The company is applying for minimal changes to its original zoning plan submitted and passed in 2007. The amendment to the zoning case is related to the number of dwelling units per floor, parking setbacks from buildings and recreational areas.
The property of about 58 acres, where the proposed complex could be built would have a two lane roadway accessing the south side of the Trollingwood property and returning to Jefferson Davis Highway on the north side of the project, creating a loop.
The apartment complex, containing three buildings, would be located on the east side of the property along the former Moore’s Lake, which closed in 1984. While the lakes still exist, they are silted in.
The total amount of units shown on the conceptual plan is well over that which was requested on the original plan. The complex would also contain: 804 parking spaces, a storage building of 12,000 square feet, and 3,640 square feet of garage space.
In April 2016, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC received approval of its site plan. This amendment to that site plan (case number 07SN0386) will increase the number of units per floor to 54 and narrow the setback from the buildings to from the parking lot to five feet.
According to the developer’s textual statement, which accompanied the architectural drawings, “All dwellings shall be set back a minimum of five (5) feet from any parking space or detached garage(s) or detached covered parking space(s), unless the garage or covered parking area is incorporated into the dwelling units or the parking space is tandem to the garage door, then there shall be no setback.”
Required recreational areas would be provided generally within courtyards, lake overlooks, and around the swimming pool area.
The apartments would be built on the east (back) of the property ,leaving parcels along Jefferson Davis Highway for retail development just opposite the Bermuda Crossroads Shopping Center.
The zoning amendment will be heard by the Chesterfield Planning Commission on June 21.