Images of Madison Investments’ Proposed 49 Unit Residential Project at 11th and I Streets, SE
by Larry Janezich
Tuesday night, Sia Madani of Madison Investments and Architect Jeff Goins of PGN Architects revealed renderings of Madison’s new matter of right residential building planned for 900 11th Street, SE. The presentation was in support of a Historic Preservation (HP) application for new construction of a 49 unit residential building at the site, a block north of the Southeast – Southwest Freeway at 11th Street, SE.
Moving against the current development trend of building units to accommodate a transient life style skewed toward young couples and singles, Madison plans units which will average 870 square feet – with 40 to 50% of them aimed at a two-bedroom family lifestyle market. Ten percent of the units (4 – 6) will fall in the affordable category, under inclusionary zoning requirements. The project will provide 7 street level parking spaces, and additional 23 spaces in a partly underground garage, and 26 bike spaces. Pricing for the units has not yet been determined.
For the most part, the ANC liked what it saw regarding the HP application, the only quibble being raised by Commissioner Garrison, who commented that “the building does not speak to me as residential – it doesn’t have the feel of residential.” Goins replied that PGN Architects is still making modifications to the design to take neighborhood concerns into consideration.
The Committee agreed to support the HP Application, 9 – 0 – 1, forwarding its endorsement to the full ANC6B which will next meet on July 15.
For more on this project, see the CHC post here: http://bit.ly/1n5MjJn