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Near West Design Review Case Report

ASPEN PLACE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Project Information

Near West Case #  NW 2017-008

Address: 6001-6016 Lorain Avenue
Company: Detroit-Shoreway CDC
Architect: Marous Brothers Construction
Description:

Proposed construction of forty-unit affordable housing project w/a mixture of 1, 2, & 3-bedroom units immediately adjacent to the RTA's W. 65th Street-Lorain Avenue Red Line Station.

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Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: March 15, 2017
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
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Date: March 22, 2017
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

Committee moved to recommend schematic approval of the design of the building, site plan, landscaping and materials pallette.  The project sponsors were asked to amend their drawings to take into account the fact that four support columns for the overhang feature were referenced in the presentation and only three are shown on the site plan.  They were also asked to further study the facade on the building's east elevation w/respect to its prominence along the Lorain Avenue corridor.  The Committee also asked that updates be made to the landscape plan and accompanying renderings to delete the trees depicted in the public right-of-way pending discussion w/the City's urban forester as to their suitability along the street frontage.

 
Date: April 21, 2017
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

Schematic Design Approval. Approved incorporating the DRAC's recommendations.

Date: June 7, 2017
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
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Date: June 14, 2017
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved
Conditions:  

Committee moved to recommend final approval of project design as submitted.

 
Date: June 23, 2017
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
Conditions: