Originally Posted by Obadno
Well, it probably wont be...
Hey but at least its an Oval, we don't have any Oval buildings.
It's going to need a ton of variances as almost everything about it is against Urban Form.
I actually don't mind the design of the tower... if it were being built next to the YMCA, it'd be fantastic. But, in its current state - only frontage is on to a private driveway with blank walls facing Central and 1st Ave, its orientation will cast terrible shadows over the park and destroy the city views - it's really frustrating.
And, there's the fact that the tower takes up less than 1/4 of the entire lot, with the rest of the site being dedicated to a massive garage with a blank wall/ramp facing Van Buren in an area that should be a connection between EVB and WVB. On 75% of one of the best sites in downtown, we are getting a huge garage, with 1 office on the ground level facing 1st Ave and 1 incubator space facing Central.
This would've been an awesome location for the DeSoto market...opening onto 3 of the busiest downtown blocks, and connected to the park... sigh.