From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.
The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.
One of the highlights of the development is the use of a pedestrian path to create a community space in between the existing train shed and the new, larger portion of the development that includes the addition for retail and seven stories of apartments. This space, being called Lincoln Walk, will create community accessibility with the plan including outdoor seating, an area for food trucks to be stationed, along with planters and other greenery. According to the proposal document, this is “not only connectivity through the site but also opportunities for community oriented gatherings and events.”
Here’s a description of the planned building materials:
To accomplish this, the design is leaning heavily on metal panels for the opaque surfaces of the project and glazing in amounts appropriate to the respective programmatic uses of the project. The metal panels will consist of a field of light and medium warm gray that are currently intended to have metallic flake coatings to enhance the effect of the movement of light over the project façade. The façade is accentuated by protruding bays of anodized dark bronze metal that has a brushed metallic finish, providing a complement to the other metal panels in both texture and light reflectance. At the residential levels, these metal panels are punched with operable windows and larger areas of window wall that will minimize their intermediate framing so as to enhance the effect of these areas as relief to the overall façade.
You can view the full Civic Design Review submission here.