The new houses at 2102-2104 East Broad have been in the works for some time. They first hit CHPN with a mention on the agenda for the October 2008 CAR meeting: “2102 E BROAD ST Construct two new duplexes”. That post attracted no comments regarding these houses.
We published renderings of the design in February 2009, and the discussion immediately became about what constitutes appropriate infill in a historic neighborhood: should the designs match existing properties, or is that “phony historicism”. The height of the buildings in relation to the existing houses was also mentioned as a concern. Both of these points of discussion echoed previous concerns surrounding the proposed condos at Oakwood Heights.
The houses went before CAR again in July of 2009 to no apparent controversy. The project went up for a special use permit, to allow for extra height and a larger garage, in February of 2010, to no comment here. A return trip to CAR this past January received more attention.
At this time, the construction looks to be fairly complete.