Monday, August 12, 2013

Council approves plan for 160-unit Corryville apartment, townhouse development

VP3, the latest large residential project coming to Uptown, got the City's okay at the August 7 meeting of City Council.

Council approved the rezoning of 2.75 acres in the block bounded by Euclid Avenue and Charlton, Corry, and Van streets in Corryville from Office General, Residential Mixed, and Commercial Neighborhood-Pedestrian used to PD Planned Development District No. 69, which will be cleared to make way for 104 apartment units, 56 townhouses, and a three-level parking garage.

The concept plan, submitted by McBride Dale Clarion on behalf of developers Uptown Rental Properties and North American Properties, shows buildings of three to four stories in height. The townhouses would like Charlton Street and Euclid Avenue, and the apartments and parking garage would share a structure in the interior of the site.

The lower level of the parking garage will contain 212 spaces for residents, while a 207-space upper level will be made available to the public.

A final development plan still must be approved by the City Planning Commission and City Council.

Demolition is scheduled to begin within a month, with completion of the parking structure by mid-2014. The residential units are scheduled for completion in August 2015.

Sixteen public meetings were held between November 2012 and July 2013, including a community design charrette in March and eight presentations to the Corryville Community Council (CCC).

The CCC unanimously approved the development on June 11, under the conditions that the developers report back to CCC on planned fa├žade treatments, streetscape elements, dumpster locations, roof elevations, and any future meetings regarding their final development plan.

Previous reading on BC:
Website detailing fire-safe rental properties launched (8/9/13)
Planning Commission Friday: Corryville and Northside residential projects (7/18/13)
Construction photos: Views on Vine, 4/6/13 (4/12/13)
UDRB gets first look at 111-unit overbuild of 7th and Broadway garage (3/18/13)
East 8 lofts get tax break extension (1/29/13)