New mixed-use on 28th Street?

07/17/2009 6:50 AM by

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In what would be the first of its kind to be built in Church Hill in quite some time, there is a proposal for a new mixed-use cornerstore on the vacant lot at 600 North 28th Street.

The project is noteworthy, too, for being outside of a major commercial corridor AND being in the Church Hill North City Old and Historic District.

Laura Daab has sent details from a meeting held last week between the developers and neighbors of the area. The developers are seeking a Specual Use Permit to build mixed-use in a R7 zone, a request to which neighbors present at meeting had no complaint.

Concerns were voiced about height and the unsecured “carport” at the back of the property. Current guidelines say that new construction “should respect the typical height of surrounding houses and commercial structures” and “should have the same number of stories as the majority of structures on the block”. The proposed structure also a partially visble roof deck visble from the right of way, with which some may take issue.

The presentation Mixed Use – North 28th Street provides further context for the building.

The lot previously held a storefront with an apartment above which burned almost exactly 2 years ago.



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