New apartment building approved by Anoka council

An eight-unit apartment building on Lincoln Street has been given the go-ahead by the Anoka City Council.

The council unanimously approved the site plan for the project at 1046 Lincoln St., which will replace a dilapidated house.

The property is already zoned R-4 high density residential, which allows for the apartment building proposed by Vincent of Anoka, LLC.

The design includes two pitched roofs rather than one large roof line, according to City Planner Crystal Pauman.

“This is a design element that adds visual interest and reduces the bulk effect,” Pauman said.

The council was impressed with the architecture of the three-story building.

“The building that you have presented us and the colors and the materials and that roof … you’ve upgraded the neighborhood I think with some of the exterior stuff. It’s going to be a good addition up there,” said Councilmember Steve Schmidt.

The parking plan shows 12 enclosed, underground parking spaces along with eight outside parking spaces, complying with the 20 (or 2.5 per residential unit) required by city code.

The building will be blue and tan, part of the approved color palette for the historic downtown core.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at [email protected]