The Board last approved a concept review for the development effort at the old Hine Junior High School Site near Eastern Market in August, at which time Board members offered guidance for further plan development.
Architect Amy Weinstein, a principal at Esocoff and Associates/Weinstein Studio, presented the revised plans and explained the changes to the Board, many members of which were not part of the initial concept review.
- The alley side of the residential building on C Street was redesigned using different materials to set apart the base, core and top of the building similar to the front design.
- New design features throughout the development include panel brick ornamentation, rolled coping in cast stone and copper, and bridged bay projections.
- The 5-story piece on 8th Street transitions to the rest of the building with rolled edges and varied materials.
- At D Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, the bays are extended and bridged to connect the retail spaces.
- A larger setback and reduced height moves the penthouse above the office building at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue farther out of view.
- Twisted brick columns were added to the windows and clustered at the corner of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
- The plaza component at 7th and C streets now has more of a "late Victorian vocabulary."
Stanton-EastBanc team is developing the site, Oehme van Sweden is the landscape architect.
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