A couple of months ago, we gave you the heads up about 1000 S. Bouvier St., a proposed new construction home from MetroImpact. Yesterday, Steve Shklovsky of Metro reappeared before the SOSNA Zoning Committee, presenting a resubmission of plans for this project, as well as initial submissions for two others in the immediate area.
The primary change to this submission was the creation of new setbacks on the second and third floor of this proposed building. While the committee appreciated the additional setbacks, they seemed even more upset than they were in July regarding the 100% lot coverage for this property. It will be interesting to see how the ZBA rules, considering the fact that earlier this year, the board approved a duplex just next door, which also had 100% lot coverage.
Meanwhile, across the street, Metro has additional plans to build another single family home which will be a mirror image of the home described above. 1001 S. Bouvier St. met pretty much the same objections of the zoning committee.
Finally, across the street, Metro has yet another project on tap for 932 S. 18th St., the northwest corner of 18th & Carpenter. We’ve actually brought this property to your attention once before, when L&I tore down a dilapidated and dangerous vacant bar over a year ago. The lot has been vacant since but shouldn’t be for long.
The committee and the near neighbors again seemed concerned about the massing of the building as well as its lack of rear yard space. Recognizing this, Shklovsky made a concession that he would set back the second and third floors of the building by 14′, which would be the required depth of a rear yard if he were to conform to the zoning code. Whether this was enough to satisfy the community remains to be seen.
We’ll keep a lookout for what happens with these three projects at the ZBA, and will check back in with some updates as necessary.