Lexington Landing
The second phase of the Lexington Landing senior housing complex will feature a four-story apartment building with a mix of 91 independent living units on the northern end of the property off of West Seventh Street and Albion Avenue.

The Highland District Council voted on February 4 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit that would allow for a taller building for the second phase of the Lexington Landing senior housing complex on West Seventh Street and Albion Avenue.

The permit will tentatively be considered by the city’s Planning Commission Zoning Committe on March 11. The developer, the J.A. Wedum Foundation, hopes to break ground on the four-story building this summer. It will be the second of two buildings taking up the 5-acre triangular parcel that was the former home to Riverside School.

The planned building height is 45 feet-8 inches, while heights of 45 feet are allowed under the current TN3 zoning. City approval is being sought to go to 50 feet as a hedge, said Scott Black of EDI, the firm overseeing the project. It will be 10 to 15 feet shorter than the five-story building that went up in Lexington Landing’s first phase, which opened for residents last December.

The first phase includes 170 independent, assisted living and memory care units. The second phase will have 91 independent living units and a guest suite.

The new building would drop to two stories at its northeastern end, where there will be a rooftop patio. The main entrance will be on Albion with 32 surface and 87 underground parking spaces.

The two buildings will be separated by a rerouted Lexington Parkway, a project that is also entering its second phase. Lexington was detached from Montreal Avenue last summer and rerouted through the development site to West Seventh Street and will eventually be extended to Shepard Road. The portion of Lexington that was cut off from Montreal now ends in a cul-de-sac.

— Jane McClure

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