In a 4-1 vote, the Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission approved a 104-unit apartment complex.
Architect firm Pivot North and developer Jeff Smith say Lido Apartment Homes would sit at the corner of Woodside Blvd. and Winterhaven Dr. The complex would be spread out across 12 buildings that range from two to three stories.
There would be 12 micro one-bedroom units with 475 square feet of space, 40 larger one-bedroom units with 680 square feet of space, 35 two-bedrooms at 850 square feet, 12 three-bedroom units measuring 1,110 square feet, and four 1,504 square-foot four-bedroom units.
Each building would have between eight and 12 units.
The project application said the applicants are requesting two waivers, one height-related and another for rent-restricted housing. The wavier ask to include a density bonus for 12 rent-restricted units at 100% of Area Median Income.
The rent-restricted units would be available in one, two, and three-bedroom layouts.
The applicant also plans to have the complexes run off of clean energy and to have 18 electric car charge ports.
Commissioner Richard Pogue commented that this would be a ‘great’ project.
Parking and amenities
The development plans show 121 parking spaces, including six handicap-accessible spaces.
There would also be several outdoor amenities, including sitting space with fire pits, walkways, and an open-air BBQ area.
Overall, the commission was in favor of the project. However, Commissioner Owen Scanlon had the lone no vote, because of height concerns. Scanlon asked Pivot North to flatten the roof pitch several degrees. He expressed concerns about potential view impacts on the neighboring Copper Ranch Condominium development.
“I think we ought to make tall buildings seem a lot less tall in a neighborhood of small homes,” he said.
Pivot North’s website said the team hopes to break ground on the project this spring.