Links seeking approval for more apartments

By Brandi Hodges - bio | email

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A proposal in South Jonesboro would bring 240 new apartments to the area.  This is the second submitted proposal for this property.

Two proposed plans were discussed Thursday during a pre-planning meeting held by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.  One of the plans is the proposal to add apartments to the Links in Jonesboro.

"There is the need for more quality apartments in that area," said the Links Manager Tommy Witcher.

The first plan submitted back in December of 2009 was withdrawn amid concerns from neighbors.

"During the rezoning process there was a lot of opposition for this particular proposal," said Jonesboro Planning Director Otis Spriggs.

Spriggs said so far with this plan there isn't any opposition.

"They went back to the drawing table and actually decided the site under the existing R3 multi-family site," said Spriggs.

If approved the 240 apartments would be built along 13 acres of land right next to where the current 432 Links apartments are located.  Witcher said this is a necessary move to deal with the growing need in the city.

"We have constantly been, and I've been there the last six years, we've been at 100% occupancy," said Witcher.

If approved building would start in June.

The MAPC meets in their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m.

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