Chason Affinity Companies is hoping its revised plan for condos and retail at Elmwood and Forest avenues will meet with city and neighborhood approval now that it has reduced the building’s size and scale.
The new proposal for 1111 Elmwood Ave. cuts the project’s height and width, slashes the number of residential units, reduces the amount of underground parking, changes the look of the upper levels and increases the amount of first-floor retail space.
That’s in response to earlier neighborhood criticism that the project is out of scale with the neighborhood, would damage the character of the Elmwood Village and would violate the Green Code.
“This was something we’ve been working on for months,” said architect Steven Carmina, of Carmina Wood Morris PC. “The end result is something we think is buildable and that the residents see as a compromise position.”
Even so, it will still require six variances and Common Council approval.
The 40 one-, two- and three-bedroom condos will range in size, starting at about 1,200 square feet. Prices have not yet been set for the individual units, which must still be redesigned from the original plan, said Chason Affinity CEO Jeffrey Birtch.
The developer will bring the proposal to the city Planning Board next week.
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