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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 3:08 AM
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 12:30 PM
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I'm generally pleased with this development.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 6:47 PM
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I think everyone is pleased with this Jack! It's so refreshing to see modern projects in SA!
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 12:12 PM
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Frost Tower is an awesome modern project in SA.

My favorite elements of this building are the apparent human flow designed into it, the street interaction, the height in its location, and the modern element is fine... I can take or leave it looking modern. The one thing I'm not enthusiastic about is that it looks like it got plucked out of the Katy Freeway in Houston. But overall it's a good addition to SA's near downtown.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 3:03 PM
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The Frost sure is! Now this one! Heres to many more!
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2018, 10:31 PM
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Preliminary HDRC agenda for:
December 05, 2018

Address/Description: 1603 BROADWAY
RIO District: RIO-2
Applicant: Peter French/Graystreet Partners
Request: Approval of a site plan for foundation and site work
City Council Dist.: 1
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2018, 11:50 PM
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Preliminary HDRC agenda for:
December 05, 2018

Address/Description: 1603 BROADWAY
RIO District: RIO-2
Applicant: Peter French/Graystreet Partners
Request: Approval of a site plan for foundation and site work
City Council Dist.: 1
Yessss! Let's get this project going.
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 2:06 AM
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The lighting of this building at night should look similar to the Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE night. at night. Both have a similar exterior with niches for lighting woven into the building.

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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 3:22 AM
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 3:46 AM
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Yessss! Let's get this project going.

Don't get too excited!


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Staff does not recommend approval based on findings b and c. A stipulation of conceptual approval was that one of the proposed curb cuts on Broadway be eliminated, which at this time, has not been met.

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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 4:58 AM
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They're holding the building back because they want it to be slightly less handicap accessible?
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 5:37 AM
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They're holding the building back because they want it to be slightly less handicap accessible?

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Staff does not recommend approval based on findings b and c. A stipulation of conceptual approval was that one of the proposed curb cuts on Broadway be eliminated, which at this time, has not been met.

Staff recommends that the driveway closest to Newell should be eliminated. Additionally, changes in paving materials, limiting the flare of the driveway apron at the street, and inclusion of landscaped medians in double-lane driveways should be implemented at pedestrian conflict points to contribute to a safe and walkable environment.

Prior to returning to the HDRC, the applicant should provide information regarding the following:

i. Parking challenges with surrounding property owners and as a result, submit a comprehensive parking plan prior to final approval.

And the items "b" and "c" they're referring to:

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b. CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL – Conceptual approval for the construction of the proposed nineteen story, mixed- use tower received conceptual approval from the Historic and Design Review Commission at the May 2, 2018, HDRC hearing with the following stipulations. At this time, the applicant has not provided staff with updated construction documents that address the stipulations of conceptual approval.

i. That the applicant reduce the number of curb cuts on Broadway to only one and make attempts to eliminate curb cuts on Broadway altogether. The driveway closest to Newell should be eliminated.

ii. Curb cuts may not exceed 25 feet in width. Changes in paving materials, limiting the flare of the driveway apron at the street, and inclusion of landscaped medians in double-lane driveways should be implemented at pedestrian conflict points to contribute to a safe and walkable environment. The applicant is responsible for coordinating with TCI regarding allowable curb cuts and obtaining all required permits.

iii. That the applicant must address parking challenges with surrounding property owners and submit a

comprehensive parking plan prior to final approval. As part of the request for variance process, the Historic and Design Review Commission may make a recommendation regarding building height to the Board of Adjustment.

c. CURB CUTS – The RIO design objectives outlined in the UDC include the creation of a “positive pedestrian experience” at the street edge. Standards related to curb cuts and interference with pedestrian traffic are also provided. The applicant has proposed two curb cuts on Broadway and one curb cut in a rear alley that feeds onto Avenue B. The UDC requires projects to limit curb cuts to two (2) on parking areas or structures facing only one (1) street, and one (1) for each additional street face. The project has access to Broadway Street, Avenue B, and a rear alley. If Broadway was the only accessible street for the development, then the proposed two curb cuts would be allowable. As noted in finding b, a stipulation of conceptual approval was the reduction of curb cuts on Broadway to only one. Given that there are other opportunities for vehicular access to the site, staff finds that curb cuts on Broadway, where there is a focus on providing pedestrian-friendly environment, should be limited to only one. The intent of the upcoming bond project for Broadway is to promote pedestrian and bicycle activity along Broadway. Minimizing the number of driveways (conflict points) would be important to enhance the pedestrian/cycling environment. In addition to HDRC approval of the site plan, the applicant is responsible for coordinating with TCI regarding allowable curb cuts and obtaining all required permits. In an early review, TCI staff has further recommended that the curb cut closest to Newell be completely eliminated, and that the overall development focus on a singular entry from Avenue B.
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 4:33 PM
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Really looking forward to this one!
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:41 PM
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This project was still showing on the agenda for the Dec 5th HDRC meeting. Was this project discussed? If so, what were the outcomes? Does anyone know?
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 11:26 PM
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This project was still showing on the agenda for the Dec 5th HDRC meeting. Was this project discussed? If so, what were the outcomes? Does anyone know?
It got approved.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 3:27 AM
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It got approved.
Thank you for the update.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:56 PM
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And the items "b" and "c" they're referring to:

It was approved!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 6:32 PM
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So they didn’t recommend approval and then they approved it anyway?

Huh?
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 7:49 PM
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It got approved.
Great news! Thank you for the update.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 10:03 PM
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So they didn’t recommend approval and then they approved it anyway?

Huh?
Staff recommendations aren't always heeded by the committee.
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