West Scott Avenue complex takes shape

A 10-unit apartment complex that was almost a decade in the making after Zoning Board rejections has quickly taken shape over the last several months.

West Scott Ave 197Construction on the West Scott Avenue site started sometime in the spring.

Three times the Zoning Board rejected applications for the site, with as many as 12 townhouses and three stories, before giving approval to a two-story, 10-unit rental complex in October 2014.

A 9-unit townhouse complex also received approval in 2008. After that application was approved, the former Koza’s bar on the site was demolished in late 2009 but the housing market collapse torpedoed plans for the townhouses.

West Scott Ave.197.KozasLess than an acre, the site sold for $500,000 in 2008 to a Clark-based Limited Liability Company (Scott Ave, LLC), which last December sold it to 197 W. Scott Avenue, LLC for $450,000 with approvals for the 10 units, according to property records.