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Near West Design Review Case Report


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Project Information

Near West Case #  NW 2017-029

Address: Walworth Avenue
Company: Walworth Real Estate, LLC
Architect: Fischer & Associates Architects

Proposed construction of 14 townhome residential units intended to complete a partially constructed 24 unit townhouse project. 


Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: September 21, 2017
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Date: October 11, 2017
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Tabled

Committee moved to recommend tabling action on the project design with the understanding that the project sponsors will submit a uniform set of corrected drawings that are reflective of what is intended to be built.  Further, the Committee asked that the following recommendations be considered for inclusion in the modified final plans: (1) the addition of a minimum 1' projection from the current flat plane wall of the building's front facade so as to provide visual relief when viewed from Walworth Avenue; (2) a re-examination of the size of the second floor windows on the building's rear elevation so that they serve to better break up the mass of that facade; (3) substitution of an additional two gable roofs in place of the hip roof features depicted on the northwest and southwest ends of the Walworth Avenue elevaton's third floor; (4) better articulation of exterior material selection and placement; and, (5) further clarification of landscape material type and placement on the site.

Date: November 7, 2017
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Date: November 8, 2017
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Approved with Conditions

Committee moved to recommend final approval of the site layout and project design with the following conditions: (1) gable roofs should be employed rather than the combination of hip roofs and gable roofs depicted in the original renderings; (2) the substitution of double-hung windows in place of the proposed slider-style windows throughout the development; and (3) the alignment of individual unit first floor entrance doors with the windows above in the bumpout area. 

Date: November 17, 2017
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved with Conditions

Design Review Committee's comments to be incorporated.