Developers are sure in love with the 5 over 1 design style, however, a little variation in the massing process would create a less intimidating and bulking housing form. I am pro-densification, but just because the building format worked in the pearl, it doesn't mean that it would be desirable to have that strew through every neighborhood.
For instance, I would consider breaking up the blocks to make adequate sized parcels for smaller finer grain development, with some of the large blocks created to offer a super block (with building articulation of course) development by a larger developer. That said, I am a very big fan of the modifications to the intersections to the NW of the site. 23rd and the freeway have had a constant conflict, and this modification could alleviate traffic congestion at the north end of 23rd.