Powell Planning and Zoning Commission approved the final development plan for a 308-unit senior rental community earlier this week after the developers tweaked the designs of the proposal's four three-story buildings.

Powell Planning and Zoning Commission approved the final development plan for a 308-unit senior rental community earlier this week after the developers tweaked the designs of the proposal's four three-story buildings.

The board Wednesday, Oct. 14, voted 5-1, with member Richard Fusch absent, to approve Margello Development Co. and Schottenstein Real Estate Group's Powell Grand project. Board member Ed Cooper voted against the project because it featured vinyl siding, which is prohibited by the city's zoning code.

Plans for the project call for a mix of one-, two- and three-story rental buildings on 44 acres southeast of Sawmill Parkway's intersection with Seldom Seen Road.

The board tabled a vote on the project Sept. 23 after multiple board members expressed concerns about the height and design of the three-story buildings.

The structures dropped from an average height of 40.5 feet to less than 39 feet in developers' latest proposal, which also featured a redesign of their exteriors.

For details, read the Oct. 22 edition of ThisWeek.