Friday, August 17, 2012
The panel believes the projects current orientation emphasizes retail over light rail access.
The layout of a proposed transit-oriented development across from the Cold Spring light rail station was criticized by members of a city review panel. The Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel held a preliminary meeting on Thursday with project developer Landex Corp., about the proposed mixed-use development, which would include 250 market rate apartments and 30,000 square feet of retail west of Interstate 83 and just south of West Cold Spring Lane. During the meeting panel members were critical of the projects orientation, which would place a parking garage, where residents would be able to park and ride the light rail, at the furthest point in the development away from the Cold Spring station. "The connection to the light rail …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel is scheduled to review plans for the project on Thursday.
On Thursday the Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel will again review plans for the redevelopment of the Rotunda mall. During the first review, panel member M.J. "Jay" Brodie and Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke raised concerns about the plans to remove indoor shopping at the mall and instead have all retail on the building’s exterior. But Hekemian & Co., the mall’s owner, expressed surprise about the suggestion, and was reluctant to maintain the interior shopping of the current mall. Patch wants to know what you think.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Previously members of the panel questioned plans to eliminate the indoor shopping from the redeveloped mall.
Plans for the renovation of the Rotunda mall in Hampden will go before a city architectural review panel again on Thursday. The plans for the redevelopment of the Rotunda—into the Grand Rotunda—will be presented to the Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel at 1 p.m. in the Richard Chen Conference Room on the seventh floor of the Benton Building, 417 Fayette St It will mark the second time the plans have been presented to the panel. On July 19, architectural firm Design Collective and Chris Bell, senior vice president of Hekemian and Co., the mall’s owner, gave a presentation. During the first presentation members of the panel generally expressed support for the redesign, but also shared concern about the developers intention to …