Many garages will be clustered off to the side of the neighborhood, said Kontir.
The plan will require rezoning 11 properties, from Business/Light Industrial and Medium High Density Residential to Medium Density Residential.
If the proposed zoning change is approved, other such developments will need a minimum tract size of four acres.
Because of the residential neighborhood around it, Gross was skeptical anyone would ever attempt another industrial use for that section of the property now zoned for business/light industrial.
Hefele confirmed that, saying: “An industrial use would be very undesirable to put back in this neighborhood. It certainly doesn’t have visibility and it just does not have good access.”
Cottage Communities has an agreement of sale to purchase the property from the Allentown Economic Development Corporation.