Gardnerville approves mixed use on former car lot
November 4, 2016
A proposal to put apartments on a lot that once was home to the Sierra Gourmet Grill went forward on Tuesday.
Gardnerville Town Board members recommended a plan that included a commercial building along Main Street, with apartments behind it, according to Town Manager Tom Dallaire.
Resident Martin Stahl recently purchased the site of the former Sierra Gourmet Grill and is seeking to place 20-21 apartments on the 1.66 acre site.
In order to do that, he will need a zone change from neighborhood commercial to multi-use commercial on the property.
Associated Planner Tammy Kinsley of R.O. Anderson Engineering said the owner proposed three two-story buildings on the lot with parking in the back.
Each unit would have a single car garage in the bottom and two bedrooms in the top floor.
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Stahl estimated the roughly 1,300-square-foot apartments would rent for $800 a month.
In his original report to the board, Dallaire recommended approval saying that all of the constructed multi-family housing in town is full.
"It is close proximity to services, which made this location of the S curve desirable for mixed-use commercial," he said.
But he had reservations about the pattern developing along Gardnerville's Main Street.