The proposal would meet the area’s RM-8A zoning guidelines, which encourage the development of ground-oriented, medium-density and family-friendly stacked and row house projects. One level of underground parking would be accessible from the lane and would feature direct access to many of the homes.
A total of eight buildings would be constructed with four located along 49th Avenue and four along the rear lane. Entryways from both 49th Avenue and the rear lane would lead to an internal mews lined with yards, planters and gardens. There would also be space on the eastern end of the property for a pocket courtyard, providing added public greenspace for residents.
Designed by EKISTICS Architecture, the building’s modern architecture is characterized by flat roofs, large windows, and façades clad in brick, board and batten, and wood tone accents. A large part of the third level is set back to create space for expansive terraces and roof decks.
“The building character and massing is designed to create a striking architectural statement that creates bold architectural forms, yet composed to highlight individual units and the pedestrian scale,” reads the design rationale. “The light and dark toned materials are complimented [sic] with wood tone accents giving the project warmth and opportunities to highlight key areas such as entries.”
The proposed unit mix consists of one-bedroom (17 percent), two-bedroom (17 percent) and three-bedroom (66 percent) layouts. A large portion of the available suites would be designed for families with up to 1,200 square feet of living space.