CORRECTION: The reason for the last project’s adjustments has been updated. See comments below.
And it’s a bigger proposal than the old one.
The proposal involves a new developer who wants to keep a commercial space on the first floor and put an astounding 16 apartments on floors two through five.
The original developer for the building, whose plan died sometime this spring, planned for nine apartments, down from his original 12. His modified proposal, though, would have included a floor of office space but the developer ultimately determined that it was not financially feasible.
The reduction in the number of units had been agreed upon with the EPX civic after some neighbors were concerned that 12 apartments would be too many. We’ll have to see what the neighborhood thinks of 16 units, eight 1-bedrooms and eight 2-bedrooms.
The identity of the developer and more specifics of the plans won’t be known until the meeting Wednesday Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the second floor library at Neumann-Goretti (enter on 11th Street at Moore).
And we’ll have to see what the new developer wants to do with the King of Jeans sign. Hopefully, all our effort soliciting your ideas last year on what to do with it won’t be wasted. We can still imagine someone opening a bar called King of Jeans and using that sign. Any takers?