HOLLAND – Two large-scale multi-family developments may soon be under consideration in Holland.
The projects, both located on 16th Street, were presented at a study session of the Township of Holland Planning Commission ahead of its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 14.
The first – 820 Seize – would be located on the land just east of Meijer, in southern Holland, on 16th Street. The pre-nomination presentation was given by Clay Sheetz of Great Lakes Capital.
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The renderings showed 12 studio units at 500 square feet, 49 one-bedroom units at 650 square feet, and 114 two-bedroom units at 890 square feet. The development would also include 36 townhouse units with attached garages.
In total, a concept map includes more than a dozen buildings for apartments, townhouses, 6,000 square foot commons, a swimming pool and a pickleball court. The development would add 175 apartment units to the city’s portfolio.
The second pre-application presentation was given by JR Kendall of the Kendall Property Group. The development, Shoreline Flats II, would span the existing community of Shoreline Flats at 368 Beacon Light Circle.
The site plan would add 223 units to 1269 E. 16th St. – a vacant lot near Holland Heights. The development would include a 3,500 square foot pavilion, a 4000 square foot pool deck and a dog park.
It would also include 13 three-storey buildings; 10 with 19 units and 3 with 11 units. There would be 98 attached garages available, as well as bicycle parking. The complex would offer approximately 78 one-bedroom units, 116 two-bedroom units and 29 three-bedroom units.
Each luxury unit would have granite counters, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a full-size washer / dryer. Community amenities would include a heated pool, fire pit and grill, club room, 24-hour fitness center, business center, and automated parcel center.
The monthly rent for the existing Shoreline Flats complex ranges from $ 1,260 to $ 1,925.
The projects, if approved, would increase the available rental units in the Netherlands by almost 400. Two large-scale housing projects are also advancing on 24th Street: HOM Flats at 24 East and The Farmstead by Resthaven, which has received approval in July.
During the regular meeting of the Planning Commission, several other issues were discussed, including slight modifications to the UDO requested by municipal staff, approval of modifications to the Holland Community Aquatic Center project to align on the UDO and the review of a mixed-use development on Central Avenue.
The development at 317 Central Ave. by Fusion Properties would have created a three-story mixed-use building with four residential units, three with offices and a main commercial unit.
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The vacant property is zoned for neighborhood mixed use under the UDO, which states that 50 percent of the development must be commercial space. Fusion Properties was looking for a special use to reduce the amount of commercial space required, citing a lack of interest in the area.
Public commentators and most commissioners agreed the building was stunning, but worried it might not be a good fit for the location – suggesting the developer could seek approval to rezone the property and modify the project so that it is only residential.
“If the market does not really push for it, the land will remain vacant,” said Commissioner Jennifer Owens.
“It’s a great development,” said Mayor Nathan Bocks. “I saw myself living in one of these apartments … in the future I might be someone who wants to live there, but I don’t think that fits the intention of what we had. with UDO and NMU.
“If the property cannot be used for the purpose for which it is zoned, it may be more appropriate to ask for a rezoning. I’m afraid that sets a precedent right out of the gate.”
Motions to deny the special use request and sitemap were passed 7-1, with Owens voting on dissent.
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