"Newberry Place, a 9-year-old co-housing community in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood, is expanding.
The 20-unit community won permission from the city Planning Commission on Thursday, March 24, to build a three-unit townhouse on a vacant lot located east of the development, which was completed in 2008.
The lot at 123 Newberry Street NE became vacant after the community purchased a dilapidated house on the property and had it demolished by the Kent County Land Bank.
Marty Morgan, president of the Newberry Place Condominium Association, said the new townhouse will be built in cooperation with the owners of the three condominiums that will be built in a single townhouse on the lot.
Architect Evan Mathison said two of the three units will be of a "zero-step" design thanks to the sloping lot. One of the units will be accessible from the street level while a second will be accessible from a ramp that leads from the rear of the lot."