Over the objections of residents concerned about traffic and parking, the City Council voted unanimously this week to allow developer Irvin Sokolsky to build a 15-unit senior citizen apartment complex fronting on Grevillea Avenue and Manor Drive near 121st Street. The council overturned a recommendation of the Planning Commission, which rejected the project because of the traffic and parking issues.
Because the building is specifically designated for senior citizens, it needs only 14 parking spaces, instead of the 25 that would be required if it were a conventional development, officials said. Councilman Charles Bookhammer said studies indicate that seniors have fewer cars than younger tenants. But several neighborhood residents said they are afraid parking will become a problem.
The one-bedroom apartments will rent for $380 a month.