Both sides of the Fairview Village expansion effort have pushed, pulled, and jockeyed for position. On one side is Fairview Village, (history here, and present offerings here) an exceptional senior community that offers a wide variety of housing and care options for residents, and has proven a good neighbor on th east side of Fairview Avenue south of 63rd Street for many years. On the other are the residents of the west side of Fairview, who have looked at the single home residential zoning in their area change to higher density use twice, and are looking at it again.
Click on image for a full sized view. What was to be seven single family homes may now be 32 condos and a clubhouse.
Correction: I had assumed Jim Russ Jr. represented Fairview Village. He does not. Although at the meeting, he is not their attorney. I will say, as I did originally, that Russ knows the turf, and knows the boundaries of the turf that makes up what is acceptable to the Plan Commission and Council, resulting in good success getting projects he represents approved.
Plus, I had enough feedback from elected officials, I went back and found several errors.
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