Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners’ request for a revision to the proposed design of Parcel 4, which required a modification to the existing PUD Order, has been approved. The design modification results from Jair Lynch’s signed Letter of Intent with Harris Teeter to activate the building’s ground floor with a full-service 50,000 sf grocery store.
The most visible modification results from the creation of a café mezzanine space connected to an outdoor patio above the street level at the corner of North Capitol and the North Service Court. The new public outdoor space offers the ability to experience the North Service Court and its historic structures from the approximate elevation of the existing plinth. Additional design revisions included additional windows, the storefront entry and the incorporation of Harris Teeter’s signage.
On the Quarter Street frontage, the overall appearance of the residential lobbies was enhanced to by incorporating additional windows and architectural elements. Harris Teeter’s use of smaller delivery trucks provided the opportunity to decrease the size of the loading dock, which strengthened the appearance of the building on Evarts Street.
None of the proposed modifications effect the number of residential units to be located on the building’s upper floors, which will include 85 affordable units set aside for seniors at 50% of AMI. The overall project aims to kick off construction later this year, with the new Harris Teeter and apartments delivering in 2018.
The hearing before the Zoning Commission took place on March 10, 2016. Email us at email@example.com if you’d like more information regarding the hearing.