Planning Commission To Hear Neighbor's Concerns Over Proposed Apartment Complex

Dec 12, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A public hearing before the Urban County Planning Commission Thursday will give some homeowners in a Lexington neighborhood a chance to sound off about the possible construction of a proposed large scale apartment complex.

“We just feel that a six story building is completely out of character for our neighborhood", said Pat Robinson, president of the Lakeshore Neighborhood Association. 

The group claims it has had a good working relationship with Lakeshore Apartments Associates’ Allen Schubert.  The Louisville-based developer has renovated several other apartment buildings in the scenic neighborhood near Henry Clay High School. 

“It’s proposed for 142 units.  So we’re estimating at least 200 more cars per day that will have one access to Lakeshore Drive.  Plus the traffic situation at Lakeshore and Fontaine by Henry Clay High School is horrendous during rush hour.”

Robinson says they’re hoping to convince Schubert to scale back his current plans, not scrap them altogether.

“We are very willing to work with Mr. Schubert on a different design for his apartment building.  A three story one.  Also, we have met with him.  We’ve explained it to him.  We would be more than happy to welcome a three story building on that property.”

Schubert has not returned calls seeking comment.  Meanwhile the public hearing will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in Council Chambers.