This development proposal is for a five-story, 89-unit apartment building at 5100 Forest (the northwest corner of Gilbert and Forest Avenues, former site of TCF Bank). The application requires approval of a special use. The applicant is also seeking a Planned Unit development and an associated rezoning from Downtown Business to Downtown Business/PUD.


Approval on the August 18, 2015 active agenda per the Plan Commission’s 4-1 positive recommendation. The Plan Commission found that the proposal is an appropriate use in the district, compatible with the Comprehensive Plan and meets all standards for approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for a PUD Overlay per Section 28.12.030, a Planned Unit Development with deviations per Section 28.12.040 and a Special Use per Section 28.12.050. The dissenting commissioner stated the development was too dense, did not provide sufficient parking and did not adequately providing loading and unloading space.

Source: http://www.downers.us/public/docs/agendas/2015/08-11-15/ORD%202015-6320%20-%205100%20Forest%20-%20Rezoning%20-%208-11-2015_427.pdf

Village Presentation: https://youtu.be/Fivtomo-RK0?t=21m20s