The board also granted preliminary approval to a concept plan for about 300 apartments to follow on the same 20-acre site, according to the Daily Herald.
The three-story townhouses will be priced in the mid-$400,000s, each with three bedrooms and an option for a fourth, as well as a two-car garage on the ground floor.
The Daily Herald also reported that there was discussion about the lack of some usual details that troubled the planning and zoning commission before it gave its recommendation, which led to its requirement of unusual number of conditions before a permit will be issued.
The company has already made progress in turning the former AT&T building into a “metroburb” where a mix of office and retail occupiers have made a home.
The ultimate plan, the Daily Herald said, is to create an environment in the suburbs in which people can live, work, dine and be entertained within a more concentrated, city-like bubble, modeled after the original Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey.