The developers of the Satin Finish property are asking for more density and far more units, according to Frances Nunziata. They would like
fourteen 3-storey townhouses fronting Oak Street, two 8-storey mid-rise apartment buildings, a 6-storey retirement residence, and a park fronting Knob Hill Drive.
This plan is quite a bit different from the original. Before, the developers wanted only townhouses; now, the bulk of the property is given over to apartment buildings. Townhouses front only Oak Street.
There will be more residents, too: 509 units instead of 99 townhomes.
The old plan also had four roads onto Knob Hill Drive. The new plan has only two. Traffic on that road is already occasionally pretty bad; it’s hard to see how this is an improvement.
The new plan does include a central park, whereas the old plan had only one out-of-the-way play area.