Developers M.V. Partners would need to wait until early February — 30 days after the January council meeting — to start building a 224-unit senior housing complex, city officials said.
Plans for the project were approved earlier this year, pending a rezoning of the land.
The ordinance would rezone about 21 acres for planned commercial development and the apartment complex. The complex itself will take up about 7.5 acres.
M.V. Partners said its project will insert a thriving senior community amid the area's restaurants, supermarket and pharmacy.
The complex will have one two-story building and one four-story building, with each set back from the street enough to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
The plans submitted to the city show there will be 258 parking spaces, with 34 assigned to guest parking. More than 3 acres, or 43% of the grounds, will be landscaping that is made up by the common green area in the middle of the land to the tree-lined buffer zones adjacent to East Mesa Verde Drive and Harbor.
M.V. Partners said the remaining acres not committed to the complex will be developed commercially down the road. At Tuesday's council meeting, the developers didn't indicate they had any clear vision for the land, citing the businesses already within walking distance.