By. Chris Stritzel
The current Preservation Board agenda reveals a 7 Floor, 149 unit Apartment building on the very dense residential street of Pershing in the Central West End neighborhood. Currently, the site of the proposed building is a vacant lot and the developers are currently building another apartment building just across the street at 5510 Pershing. This 7 floor structure will not only add density to the street, but all add more than 250 residents to the already crowded neighborhood. Parking is also planned for this structure, but there will be no retail.
The Preservation Board recommends the approval of the project with the stipulation that a current driveway will be used to access the parking structure instead of a new curb cut being created. Other than that, it appears this thing may be a go. But the building will be twice the height of the neighboring structures on either side of it which creates an "air space" dilemma that is mentioned in the Preservation Board Agenda. But this will most likely pass despite this "air space" problem.
The building itself will be a floor taller than the current building being built by developers at 5510 Pershing and that is why this is raising some flags. To much height could mean that the street stays shaded by buildings and while that doesn't sound like a bad thing, it could very well cause problems by neighbors. I guess we will have to wait and see at the Preservation Board meeting on the 26th if anything happens. Bets are, this will pass.
There is no word on what the value of the building is but I expect it to be around $25 Million+.