Greetings, Neighbors of Tryg’s –
Thank you for sharing your time with us on Thursday, December 12th. I am following up to provide an update on the process we’re in the midst of, as we pledged to do during our presentation to you that evening.
As most of you have already been informed by the CIDNA Land Use and Development Committee Chair, Bob Corrick, we will be presenting the project to the committee in a public meeting on Monday, January 6th. This meeting will be held at the Jones Harrison Residence and will begin at 6:00 PM.
The proposed project, as it will be presented Monday evening, remains very much the same as it was when presented to you at Tryg’s on December 12th. We have updated the park scheme to reflect feedback that was expressed by many of you (no dog park features, no skateboard-inducing park features) and also have the results of a traffic study to share, but otherwise the project remains as it was during our presentation. We will have a 6-story plan to show for comparison purposes, as well.
We understand that each of you have an opinion on this project, as well as questions and concerns, perhaps. You are all encouraged to attend on Monday to share these with us and the committee, however if you elect not to attend simply because the project hasn’t changed much since our last presentation, we encourage you to share your opinions, questions, and concerns by e-mail with Mr. Corrick. It is important for the committee to hear from everyone – those in support, those opposed, as well as those who simply have questions – so that we can address this feedback on Monday night.
To briefly illustrate our proposal and what we seek the committee’s guidance on, please review the following:
– Our 11-story project does not require a variance for density (FAR) under the C3A Zoning Code
– We are requesting a variance for the setback from Calhoun Village to be 5-feet on the first-level only (which is greater than the current condition between Tryg’s and Calhoun Village), with the setback increasing to a code-compliant 15-feet on every level above
– We are requesting support for our height, which is required for anything above 35-feet due to the Shoreland Overlay District that a portion of the Tryg’s property is within – this is required for either an 11-story or a 6-story proposed project height.
– By situating our density as we have in the 11-story proposal, we are able to offer a much more significant setback from the Midtown Greenway (270’ on center), as well as the proposed park to be utilized by the public
– The traffic generated by the project would be the same for either an 11-story proposal or a 6-story proposal (same density, same number of units, cars, and parking, all of which are code-compliant in our proposal)
– The project is proposed to have 50 dedicated parking stalls for the future 5,000 SF restaurant space, as well as 1.33 stalls per unit specifically allocated to the apartments, which is more than any project in the Calhoun/Uptown market.
We are available to address any questions you have in the interim and would appreciate your feedback or attendance for Mondayevening’s meeting.
Thanks very much,