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Old Posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:58 PM
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From some of the notes and what I read on the SA Heron, they seem to have recommended that the Broadway side be designed a little better.

Broadway apartment design draws scrutiny from design commission

Those balconies looked like they were glued on,” Michael C. Connor told the NRP Group design team. “And if you look at the corner of Jones and Avenue B, and Jones and Broadway, that overhang is substantial in length and it suits the massing that it’s on, and it looks integral to the design. It doesn’t look superfluous.”

Proposed apartments facing Broadway at Jones Avenue.
Ryan Moody, NRP Group’s director of design, made the point that, although Broadway traffic is due to slow down via the 2017-2022 bond complete streets project, traffic still zooms down the street. Therefore, the design emphasis was on the street-level restaurant space, rather than the building’s upper floors.

“We’re really trying to … let the rest of the mass be a little more simplistic in nature to draw more attention to the ground,” Moody told the commission.

Connor disagreed with the notion that drivers will speed down Broadway once the apartments are built, especially with curb cuts as part of the NRP Group’s design.

“When it’s occupied, it’s going to slow down,” Connor said. “I would encourage you to seriously reconsider what you’re doing on Broadway.”

Connor and other commissioners praised the project’s other sides. The project eventually received conceptual approval.
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