The Commission of Architectural Review monthly board meeting will be held today, Dec.18 at 3:30PM, 5th Floor Conference Room, City Hall. On the agenda is discussion of the controversial proposal for the Oakwood Heights condo development.
Fulton Hill Properties, the developer for the proposed 33-unit Oakwood Heights condo complex located at 3618-3628 E. Broad (in the Chimborazo Old & Historic District) has submitted an application for a design review of the project, along with an application to move a two-story single family home from the site to a site on East Marshall (also within the Chimborazo O&H District).
There’s some speculation on where the application will be heard on the CAR Agenda. It was originally slated to be heard last, however, the CAR had moved the application to be first when the developer submitted a new design on the 13th. The new design was not submitted with enough time for CAR to review the design, therefore that review was then removed from the agenda leaving just the application for movement of the house.
Monday morning, however, the developer withdrew the new plans and resubmitted the original plans, putting the design review back on the docket. Because both applications will be heard, the position of where they end up on the agenda may change back to being last again. In either case, all interested parties should arrive by 4PM just in case.
The concerns of the development include, but aren’t limited to:
- the design, colors and materials of the project.
- the mass/scale/height.
- the appropriateness/necessity to re-locate the two-story single family home.
- the appropriateness of this project in an Old & Historic District.
- the impact this project will have on the historic character/integrity of Chimborazo O&H District and it’s environs.