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Far West Design Review Case Report


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Project Information

Far West Case #  FW 2016-002

Address: 11801 Worthington Ave
Company: TDA Architecture

Addition to 29,000 sqft school building. Addition includes modular classrooms totaling 11,449 sqft and a pre-engineered gym building totaling 6,385 sqft. Expand parking lot from 50 to 79 spaces.


Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: January 6, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission

Committee approves addition of modular units on west side of existing building as shown on site plan. Applicant may shift the location of the modular units by several feet if this is necessary to allow relocation of proposed gym to the existing parking lot area.

Date: January 13, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions

This approval is only for the westerly addition, comprised of relocated modular units.

Conditions: Worthington Ave drive access will be removed from site plan.

Date: January 20, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Resubmittal

Final approval to be administrative. Planning Commission hearing not required.

Date: January 27, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions

1. Expand vestibule into mechanical yard (east side of building between octagon and new gym) to create additional interior space.

2. Southwest Elevation. Make glazing continuous across elevation, or remove it altogether. (submitted drawings show one bank of glass)

3. Southwest and Northeast Elevations. Study using Kal Wall instead of glazing and metal panels. This may save on cost and provide better lighting for gymnasium.

4. Landscaping on W 117th St. Move northerly-most honey locust to the south to create a triangle pattern with the other two honey locusts. Move northerly maple closer to W 117th St and southerly maple further from W 117th St. Configure arborvitae in a straight line (currently, a staggered configuration is shown). Arborvitae are only needed in front of gate to mechanicals.

5. Increase tree caliper to 4"

6. Narrow asphalt providing acces to gym off of Brooklawn Ave.

7. Study if storm basin can be pushed further off Worthington Ave or if the steepness and depth of basin can be reduced. (note: since study was requested, changes to storm basin are NOT required)

Date: March 8, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Date: March 11, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Administrative Approval