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Sacramento: Cathedral Square (25 floors) 264’ | PRO

Sacramento: Cathedral Square (25 floors) 264’
233 Condominiums/Mixed-Use
Located at 11th & J Street
Developer: St. Anton Investments, LLC.
Architect: Kwan Henmi
Building Height: 264’
Building Square Footage: 473,260 gross
328 Parking Spaces
Special permit to allow structure to exceed Capitol View Protection area.

Goes before Design Review Committee July 20th.















07-05-2007 Design Revisions: Response to Design Commission Comments
June 20, 2007 Design Commission Review and Comment

Cathedral Square proposed high-rise residential tower (DR05-340)

Final Summary of Comments:

1. Garage entry needs more detail. Garage entry was strengthened by
adding more pronounced signage (adding blade sign so that signage
can be visible from 11th street), and adding more emphasis to the
elevation bay of the garage entry (more pronounced reveals, stronger
cornice, larger windows directly above garage entry). The “Cathedral
Square” signage at the metal canopy would be backlit and can
illuminate at night.

2. Further Review and modification is needed on the landscaping plan.
More detail was added to the landscaping plan, specifically at the
podium terrace where planters were added to the private terraces and
larger trees introduced to the public terrace to provide much more
shading for the outdoor space.

3. Concerns of durability of materials proposed (specifically use of cement
plaster and the finishing thereof).
Design team will study details and
present examples of successful plaster high-rise projects at the next
commission hearing.

4. More detailing of the entries and of materials. The residential entry
plaza was strengthened by adding more detail to the main entry
elevation.
A cornice line was introduced to frame the residential entry
wall and to establish continuity with the cornice of the corner retail
pavilion and the retail cornice at the 11th street podium. The entry
canopy was enlarged and the accent paving at the entry plaza was
widened to create a grander entry gesture. More detail was also added
to the corner retail pavilion in terms of adding stone capitals at the top
of the brick columns for a more finished look at the roof/cornice line.

5. Need for more greening of the building (both landscape and
environmentally).
More substantial planting was introduced to the
podium terraces (planters and larger trees to provide shading) Building
will be considering LEED certification and spandrel glazing was
introduced to the tower elevations to limit direct solar heat gain.

6. The glazing (transparency) of the tower element and relationship
between public and private residences should be further studied.
The
composition of the large transparent floor-to-ceiling glazing windows at
the building corners were studied and spandel (opaque) glazing panels
were added to the glazing system there to reduce direct visibility and to
create more privacy.

7. The street wall along J street needs further integration into the overall
design and strengthened.
The street wall along J Street was
strengthened by adding emphasis to the 4-story podium height with a
bolder cornice line and introducing a stone finish to the 3rd and 4 story
expression to further differentiate those levels from the rest of the tower.
The windows at the 3rd and 4 story now have deeper recesses and
overall the 4-story composition reads stronger from the street. More
detail was added to the brickwork at the retail base in terms of reveals
and recesses to add more depth to the elevation at the street level. As
well a stone or precast header was introduced to each of the storefront
bays to emphasize the storefront windows.

8. Additionally, more detail was added to the building spire for a more
unique and distinct look.

Last edited by innov8; Aug 25, 2007 at 12:07 AM.