There will be a meeting this Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 PM at Fulton Hill Studios, (the former Robert Fulton Elementary School) at 1000 Carlisle Avenue for concerned neighbors “to share our thoughts on the project, it’s current status with the city, and the various avenues in which there could be an opportunity to prevent this from moving forward.”
A public meeting with the developers of the project has been set for March 30, 2017, at the Powhatan Recreation Center at 6:30 PM.
The proposed 82-unit, affordable housing apartment complex consists of two 3-story (on a podium) buildings on the site of the old trolley barn off of Glennwood Avenue.
The project is by-right based on the the zoning (zoned R-63 in 2010), with 82 units an effective under-utilization of the potential density of the location. The project is in the early stages and still need to go before Planning and to be permitted by the city. Doran stated that they hope to have permits by April.
The first meeting with Shane Doran from the Humanities Foundation and lawyer T. Preston Lloyd, Jr. of Williams Mullen was hastily organized in early February after the demolition permit for the trolley barn came to light.