Up to 26 apartments could be built on two vacant acres near Clearwater Avenue and Kellogg Street if the Kennewick City Council approves a zoning change.
The council discussed the proposed zone change for property owned by Great Western Partners at Tuesday's meeting, but a decision won't be made until next week.
Great Western Partners of Kennewick has requested the switch from commercial community and commercial office to a zoning classification called residential medium, according to city documents.
That could allow a maximum of 26 apartment units at 5809 and 5901 West Clearwater Avenue.
This follows a comprehensive plan amendment that the city council approved on Oct. 16 that allows the property owner to ask for the zoning change, Evelyn Lusignan, Kennewick's customer service manager, told the Herald.
There are single family homes to the west and south of the property, and commercial businesses to the north and east, she said.
The maximum building height would be 35 feet, which generally means a two-story building, Lusignan said.
The Kennewick Planning Commission has recommended approval of the zoning change, Lusignan said.
If the council approves the zoning change next week, Great Western Partners would need to submit a site plan that city staff will review and approve before building permits can be issued, she said.