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Southeast Design Review Case Report

WHITNEY YOUNG SCHOOL

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Project Information

Southeast Case #  SE 2016-015

Address: 17900 Harvard Avenue
Company: CMSD
Architect: Eric Yates, Architect, Moody Nolan Architects
Description:

Construction of a new school

Notes:  

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: June 15, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  

Committee members present:

Rory Turner

Stephanie Strawbridge

Non Voting Members:

Debra Prater, Harvard Community Service Center

Councilman Pruitt, Ward 1

 
Date: June 29, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Conceptual Approval
Conditions:  

The Committee did not have Quorum. No Vote was taken, but the committee members that were present made the following comments/recommendations:

  • The materials on the building should fit in with the context of the neighborhood.  The architect should look at using a material other than corrugated metal.
  • Add a little more dimension to the North Elevations
  • Look at adding glazing to the gym north elevation
  • Change the material of the pop up space over the extended learning area.
  • The building should have an iconic presence at Harvard Avenue. Possible a statue of Whitney Young
  • The architect suggested adding a picture of Whitney Young etched into the glass on the front of the building and in the meia center for iconic presence.
  • Look into the possibility of reusing the existing Whitney Young Stone sign on the new building
  • Look into the possibility of adding a rounded element in the front of the building to mimic the rounded element of the adutorium at the fromt of the existing building.

 

 
Date: August 5, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
Conditions:  

Schematic Design Approval with Revised Site Plan. Applicant should consider comments made at the table, including use of metal exclusively for gym (as opposed to having a brick base), and planting trees in oval where striping is being proposed.

Date: August 17, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  

Voting Members in attendance:

 

  • Rory Turner
  • Angela JayJack
  • Jonathan Holland
  • Darrell Nelson
  • Willie Jones
  • Stephanie Strawbridge

Vote: 5 yes; 1 no

 
Date: August 24, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

The committee voted to approve the design with the following conditions:

  • Increase the contrast f the school sign on the front of the building to increase visability
  • restudy the pixilation at the entrance of the building to make it look less busy.
 
Date: September 2, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
Conditions: