Architects Pfaffmann + Associates presented the preliminary drawings for the Fire Site Development at the September 2 community meeting. The slideshow of images included building plans, elevations, and projections of what the buildings will look in context with the rest of the surrounding buildings on Brereton and Dobson streets.
The development includes two for-sale units on Dobson Street and rental units on Brereton that will convert to for-sale buildings several years after construction. These drawings are not exactly what the buildings will look like; still to be determined are details like siding, colors, trim, and plantings. Factors in the design process included the limitations of the small, steep site, the need for off-street parking, and input from Polish Hill residents.
Now, the developer will begin working to secure financing for the project. Next are approvals, permits, and site preparation. Although there is already interest from people who would like to rent or buy, there will be no pre-sales until the actual construction begins, probably next summer.
See the article from the Summer-Fall Polish Hill Voice for more details on the plans.
(Drawings courtesy of Pfaffmann + Associates)