Residents raised concerns about parking, traffic and wear and tear on the alley at the Nov. 7 neighborhood meeting about the project proposed for the Shrine Club located on the corner of Floyd and Logan and the house and lot to the north.
Troy Terhune, a partner in the development company, explained his company wants to build four apartments and four homes in the Shrine Club and land to the north. He added that the project is a proposal and there could be changes. It also said the site would have to be rezoned from R1c to a planned unit development, which could take six months or more. He explained the rezoning must be completed before construction can begin.
“Our company bought the Shrine Club at the corner of Floyd and Logan and the house next door,” Terhune said. “The Shrine Club is a cool building and our proposal is to build four apartments here, two upstairs and two downstairs. We also propose tearing down the house next door in order to build four single-family, for sale cottages.”
He said plans are for the apartments to be 1,000 to 1,500 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths. The cottages will be two-story, 2,000- to 2,500-square-foot buildings with three or four bedrooms. Each cottage will also have a detached two-car garage. Terhune added there will be storage above the garages that the homeowner can pay to have finished so it could be rented as an apartment.
The possibility of four additional apartments didn’t set well with the neighbors. While the planned parking appeared adequate for the apartments in the Shrine Club and the four cottages, there could be a parking problem if the garage apartments were rented.
One resident, who declined to give his name, said he expected the parking on the street will be filled all the time in a neighborhood where there are many seniors who need to be parking near their home.
However, neighbor Linda Tindall said she appreciated the proposal to do something with the Shrine Club that has been sitting empty for so long. She added that she was concerned the proposal was trying to put too much in too small a space.
Neighbor Richard Sickles said he felt the artist concepts look good and he felt the project would spruce up the neighborhood.
“However, we do need to consider the impact of traffic and the issue of parking related to the project,” he said. “I do think it is a good idea and I expect it will being young families into our community which would be a plus for Englewood.”
Brook Bell, community development planner, said Shadow Creek Homes’ first step will be to submit the formal rezoning proposal to the city.