Copper Stone Apartments - So Public Rd / So Lafayette Dr
A plan has been submitted to develop 260 apartments on approximately 14.4 acres immediately east of the Luna Bella Apartment Development. The applicant has indicated there will be 54 one-bedroom units, 150 two-bedroom units, and 56 three-bedroom units in 11 buildings, with the rental for each unit set to be attainable for residents making 60% of the Boulder County Area Median Income (AMI).
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on April 25, 2017, and approved the Site Plan/Architectural Review with conditions. City Council held a public hearing on June 6, 2017, and approved the Site Plan/Architectural Review. All public processes are complete and this project is in progress.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2017: City Council originally approved the project with the condition that a second primary building material be added to the buildings in addition to the stucco that was originally proposed. The applicant added stone to the apartment buildings similar to what was proposed for the clubhouse and bike storage facility. Staff had determined that the revised architectural elevations met the City Council conditions of approval. However, the applicant has determined utilizing stucco will dramatically affect their ability to bring an affordable rental project to the site. The stone as proposed by the applicant would still be utilized but instead of stucco, vinyl siding would be added as the second primary building material. The applicant has found that today’s vinyl siding is very durable, long-lasting, includes a 25-year warranty and requires much less maintenance than stucco. Planning Commission found that the amended architectural plans comply with the site plan/architectural review criteria, and that the new materials are compatible with the location and proposed use. This change was approved by City Council during a public hearing on October 17, 2017.