DENHAM SPRINGS — Denham Springs City Council cleared the first step to getting a new 272-unit apartment complex off Pete’s Highway.
The council voted Monday to schedule a public hearing Oct. 14 to discuss rezoning a 17-acre area from commercial to residential, which would allow the company Team Development to build the unnamed complex. The area is near the intersection with Cook Road.
If the complex is built, a new road would be put in connecting Pete’s Highway to South Range Avenue, Building Official Rick Foster said. The complex would enter off the new, three-lane road.
Designs submitted to the city show a gated community with 11 residential buildings, a pool, playground and two retention ponds. Of the 272 units, 212 would have two bedrooms, with a smattering of one- and three-bedroom apartments as well.
With the exception of scheduling the hearing, the council did not discuss the issue, and the decision to hold the hearing passed unanimously.
When asked after the meeting if he has heard any concerns from residents about traffic, school placement or other issues, Mayor Jimmy Durbin said he had not.
The public hearing is scheduled 6 p.m. in the Denham Springs Municipal Building.