Talus plan could bring 150 new homes to city

December 23, 2013

By Peter Clark

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 23, 2013

More than 150 new homes could come to the top of Talus.

J.R. Hayes and Sons submitted preliminary plans and entered pre-applications meetings with the city at the beginning of December. Describing the area as Talus parcels seven, eight and nine, the preliminary application composed by the prospective builders, Triad Associates, includes plans for 153 housing units.

Ninety of the units will be townhome units, all on parcel nine, along Shangri-La Way, where Talus Drive intersects, according to the pre-applications. The remaining 63 units would be single-family detached homes, split between parcels seven and eight, with 56 and seven, respectively.

Parcels seven and eight are proposed in the pre-application to exist along an extension of Shangri-La Way.

“The main hangup for this has been that there is a new water tower that needs to be constructed,” city Project Oversight Manager Christopher Wright said, explaining why the particular parcel took so long to find a development plan. “The developers would be responsible for building one.”

Wright said city officials expect to have another pre-application meeting with Hayes and Sons in January, and he cautioned that the plan was just entering the preliminary stages and remained far from realization.

“Still, it sounds like they’re pretty serious,” Wright said.

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2 Responses to “Talus plan could bring 150 new homes to city”

  1. Darrell Hamill on December 23rd, 2013 7:37 am

    There is already so much traffic on 900 that adding more homes and more traffic is just adding to the problem.

  2. Smoley on December 30th, 2013 8:26 am

    Will any of these proposed new homes will be affordable for low-income families? Is there a Metro bus stop up there? Many low-income folks rely on public transportation.

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