The camelback shotgun on the property will be demolished and a new structure will take its place, however, the plans for the new structure have been the center of debate.
Original plans showed a three-story building with space for retail, a possible yoga/pilates studio, apartments, and/or short term rentals.
After concerns that the building was too large and did not fit within the aesthetics of the neighborhood, the firm made revisions to their initial plans.
Dan Spitler with Concept Architects, representing building owner Eric Carrico, attended the February SACC board meeting to present the most updated renderings of the project.
The updated renderings now reflect a two-story building, as opposed to the originally proposed three, as well as more stonework and less glazing on the lower level.
The building's proposed use would be shared office space on the first floor and short term rentals on the second (the plans show a total of three short term rentals, each with their own balcony).
There would be no parking on the property. Since the property sits on the corner, there are five eligible spaces for the property on the street. Those 5 spaces fulfill the parking requirement for the structure, according to the city.
After the board's discussion, Mr. Spitler emailed the following list of comments and concerns he had taken away:
- Add more street trees, and perhaps a tree or two in the easement
- Reduce the overhang at the balconies
- Start a conversation about materials/colors/aesthetics. The committee offered to assign 1-2 people to consult with us as a focus group.
- Discuss some general guidelines for operation of the AirBNB’s and the We-work. For the AirBNB, quiet hours and max occupancies for each unit. For the We-work, hours of operation.
- Some of the attendees wanted to know if the conference room in the We work would be available to rent by the general local public.
Mr. Spitler also added, "We are looking forward to working with you and the neighborhood to make this a successful project."
While the details are not finalized, the project will be moving forward with the new concept. There will not be additional public meetings held to gather public input on the project.
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