Monday, September 12, 2016
Pike & Rose seeks reduction in residential units
Building 2, a planned Phase 2 residential building, would have the number of housing units reduced from 236 to 198. The number of MPDUs in the building would drop from 30 to 25. Parking would slightly increase in two buildings, raising the total number of Phase 2 parking space from 1862 to 1916. Federal Realty is also seeking to modify the types of residential units in the apartment building, and 930 Rose condo building, currently under construction on either side of Grand Park Avenue at the future Rose Avenue. This is to take into account market changes that have occurred since the approval of the original site plan.
The Rose Park pavilion building would now be only one story tall instead of two, and would increase in size to accommodate the addition of public restrooms. Sculpture benches would be added to the park itself to make it more inviting.
Towne Road's streetscape would be modified to allow for a two-way, separated bike lane, and for cafe dining on the sidewalk. This would primarily be achieved by deleting a second row of street trees.
Planning staff is recommending approval of the amendment. The Board will take up the proposal at its September 22 meeting.