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Public Meeting Scheduled for Possible Redevelopment of Bellevue Building

A large building in Bellevue that may become home to more than sixty apartments will be the topic of a public meeting this week.

Representatives from Orleans Development will be at the Callahan Community Center on Tuesday to talk about its proposed redevelopment of the Kent Building at 239 Grandview Avenue.

News of its potential redevelopment was spread in late August - along with what the City of Bellevue classified as misinformation when flyers showed up on nearby vehicles warning residents that section-8 housing would be placed at the site.

A meeting was scheduled for the proposed development to appear before the Bellevue board of adjustment so that issues like residential unit density could be addressed, but it was later determined that that board does not have the necessary authority. City administrator Keith Spoelker told The River City News that development and zoning issues could be addressed by the city's planning & zoning board later in September.

Orleans Development invited the public to attend the meeting, set for Tuesday at 7 p.m., for a "lively and informational presentation", and to learn more about the project, the development company, and its principal, Tony Kreutzjans.

Orleans has been behind many high-profile development projects in the region, particularly in downtown Covington where the firm is based. Such projects include the Boone Block Lofts and the Market Lofts.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher