NOLANVILLE — A 48-unit, income-based apartment complex will be coming to Nolanville by the end of this year. The City Council unanimously approved a 13-acre preliminary plat Thursday night.

Miller-Valentine Group, an Ohio-based commercial construction company that recently expanded to Texas, will head the development of the complex, known as the Oak Ridge Apartments.

It will be located near the intersection of 10th Street and Hickory Ridge Drive, according to city documents.

“I think it’s a good addition to the community, aesthetically. It will bring a new dynamic to the area, and hopefully bring more enthusiastic community members,” said council member Sherese Karlsson.

The building itself will take up 12 acres of land, said Bob Pena, the public works director for Nolanville. On the corner of the lot closest to U.S. Highway 190, there will be 1.5 acres set aside to be made into a park.

Pena said the exact details of the park — if it would consist of a playground, benches, mostly undisturbed land, etc — had not been ironed out yet.

According to city documents, the complex also will include a club house, an open area, a pool and future retail space.

However, the developers have not presented the city with the complex’s blueprints yet.

“The apartments are a great start for people who are trying to get on their feet,” said Nolanville Mayor Christina Rosenthal.

Although residents previously raised concerns about possible drainage problems in the area, no one stepped forward during public comment.

Nolanville City Manager Stephen Pearl said in January the land set aside for park use is part of the city’s larger effort to develop more community-center recreation areas.

Contact Courtney Griffin at cgriffin@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7559

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