Bart Blatstein presented new plans for his massive Broad and Washington project to the Civic Design Review earlier this month. After seeing the plans once, they decided that Blaststein should bring amended plans for the development back soon after.
As a refresher, Blastein’s plans for this corner property include 1,000 residential units, 143,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, 625 above-ground parking spaces, and 25,000 sq. ft. for a multi-tenant offices space. While there is ground-floor commercial space, one of this elements of this project that has been highlighted is the fourth-floor rooftop village that is proposed to include more upscale retail and restaurant options.
Updates have been made to these plans in advance of the Civic Design Review’s upcoming meeting. This development now includes a more prominent stairway for access to this rooftop village at the corner of 13th and Washington.
Concerns that the community and the Civic Design Review expressed about this development previously are in regards to things like this development creating a “superblock,” parking problems and general concerns about the rooftop village.
Committee members of the Civic Design Review have concerns about attracting pedestrians to a village that they cannot see from the street. Blatstein is addressing that problem with this new, very prominent corner stairway to attract pedestrians to this commercial plaza.
The Civic Design Review will be seeing this project again on April 2. You can view the full, updated proposal here.