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Downtown/Flats Design Review Case Report

TOWER CITY EXTERIOR PLAZA

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Project Information

Downtown/Flats Case #  DF 2011-082

Address: 50 Public Square
Company: Process Creative Studios
Architect: Process Creative Studios
Description:

No permit application as of November 16, 2011.

Notes:  

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: November 15, 2011
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  
 
Date: December 1, 2011
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Tabled
Conditions:  

Tabled for further study with following recommendations: 1) could repair existing materials in lieu of proposal; 2) need to see entire family of street furniture; 3) work on construction joints, share scoring plan for concrete; 4) orient bicyclists to new racks; 5) iron tree grates are preferred to rubber tree grates; 6) need more information on planters and plantings; and 7) plans should say "Existing trees to remain" or if trees will be removed, that they "will be replaced by trees very similar in caliper size."

 
Date: December 2, 2011
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

Work out details with DRAC.

Date: December 13, 2011
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  
 
Date: December 15, 2011
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

Allow a period of 18 months [to June 15, 2013] to assess tree grates and to replace with more standard tree grates if synthetic material shows signs of shrinkage or degradation of materials; maintain current shape and size of tree openings; look at palette of colors to possibly make more decorative (send to DRAC via email); expectation that Forest City will have future interaction with Public Square committee.