Thursday, October 4, 2007

Burnet Avenue plan to go before Urban Design Review Board

The final development plan for Phase I of the Burnet Avenue project will be reviewed by the Urban Design Review Board (UDRB).

On September 21, the City Planning Commission tabled consideration of the plan until the UDRB can study the following:

* The relationship of future residential units on Harvey Avenue to the parking garage

* The architectural treatment of the rear side of the parking garage, which faces those residential units

* The relationship of the parking garage to the street and the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood

For procedural reasons, the UDRB will not be able to meet until at least October 10, meaning that the soonest that this could come back before the City Planning Commission is October 12. The agenda for that date has not been released.

The final development plan would then need to be approved by City Council.

Phase I will include a six-story medical office building, a three-story mixed use building and a 1,450-space parking garage, with a future sub-phase of up to 56 condominiums.

The project was dedicated in a City ceremony on September 24.

Further reading on BC, including site plan, map and aerial:
Enquirer: Burnet Avenue dedication (9/26/07)
PC to consider final plan of first Burnet phase (9/20/07)
City sells land to Uptown Consortium for $1 (6/25/07)
City rezoning advances Burnet project (6/20/07)
Avondale: Burnet Avenue Zoning Study (5/1/07)