More apartments coming to College Station

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) The quiet view that Patricia Larke sees every day could be replaced by a new apartment complex. It's something that she suspected might happen.

"Well I see it's a lot of growth here in College Station and we're happy to see the growth," she said.

She and her husband Alvin live on six acres that Dartmouth Street will eventually extend through. Hundreds of more apartments could be coming to that part of College Station.

A local building company wants to put a 300 apartment complex at the busy intersection. Stylecraft Builders would like the apartments to go up at FM 2818 near Highway 6 on the southwest side of that intersection.

"It's a 30 acre tract of land and Dartmouth Road goes right through the middle of it," Doug French said. He's the CEO of Stylecraft Builders. He's talking about the future extension of Dartmouth into the proposed apartment complex.

"We've been working with the city to come up with an agreement to get that road extended. It would be 16 acres of multifamily property and about nine acres of general commercial property. The general commercial really not sure what the uses will be," said French.

He tells us 16 acres are already under contract and the buyer wants to develop a 300 unit apartment complex. French says they looked at other options for the property including town homes.

"We looked at developing it ourselves but just with how hot and how strong the mutli-family market is right now it just made sense for us to go ahead and put I on the market and sell it," he said.

Larke likes that the development will keep people closer to town.

"I think it would be great because people don't have to move all the way out of town to enjoy the services. They can live in town and enjoy the services as well," said Larke, Ed.D.

The item is being discussed during Planning and Zoning's regular meeting which starts at 7 o'clock Thursday night. If the project is approved, Stylecraft expects the developer could move forward with plans at the end of this year or early next year.

Story update:

The P&Z Commission voted 6-0 to recommend the change to the Comprehensive Plan and the rezoning request.

The City Council will consider both items on July 27th.