The $20 million project, to be named "The Nest," will bring 118 new apartment units to the neighborhood.
A Virginia Beach developer is planning apartments and retail space on the 4000 block of W. Broad Street, just west of Scott's Addition.
The developers plan to make use of the county's urban mixed-use zoning designation to construct the new community along Cox Road.
Lizzie Drucker-Basch, who is leading the charge to convert a former lodge into apartments, has added two surrounding properties to her portfolio.
The apartments will go up where currently a church stands.
If everything goes according to plan construction should start right about the time the ICA will be opening up.
The plans were approved by city officials Monday evening.
Gumenick Properties will break ground on the new units off Staples Mill Road late this year or in early 2016.