New condo/retail building advances in Admiral District

At the same Southwest Design Review Board meeting last night where the latest Charlestown/Cali Petco plan was panned, a condo/retail building in the Admiral District got thumbs up. It’s the project proposed for this space @ 2310 Cali, south of Admiral Pub:


Architect Terry Williams (of Thienes/Williams Architects) showed the board revised renderings for the 4-story building, which will maximize its 50-foot-wide lot with 12 condos, with a residential entrance on the left side of the first floor (see rendering below), retail to the right of that, with its entrance at the far right. Note the plantings and seating bench planned on the street in front:


The next rendering shows the rear view (thanks to Terry for sending us these images so we could share with you); 12 parking spaces are behind the first-floor doors.


Board members approved the design with just a few conditions: They want the flat roof over the parking area to become some sort of common space for residents; previously it was going to be simply a torch-down roof. They also asked for a few aesthetic changes around the front balconies, and tweaks to the rooftop deck, but overall had praise for the plan, which had undergone significant changes since its “Early Design Guidance” meeting exactly one year earlier. Next step, the developer applies for permits to get closer to construction.

6 Replies to "New condo/retail building advances in Admiral District"

  • ms_f August 11, 2007 (8:16 pm)

    I just hope the retail is actually something that would be useful for the neighborhood, and not some boring accountant’s office. We also have our fill of hair and nail salons.

  • bubba August 12, 2007 (8:06 am)

    anybody know what’s going to happen to Lady Di?

  • J August 13, 2007 (1:49 pm)

    Wait a dang minute? They aren’t tearing down the Ellinwood to do this are they? Because I just read that building is historical yesterday…I did some research on it. Before we considered it. Not to mention that would really infuriate me! Only because we are in the process migrating there to 2318 Cali from the Graham Street to “Stratus” or what ever the sam-h condo conversion project by Mosaic this month. I can’t tell by the permits if it’s just that lot. Please tell me it’s just that lot….

  • J August 13, 2007 (3:50 pm)

    Okay now that I’ve calmed down a bit…..

    Yes, something fun even would be a good idea for the retail space.

  • ms_f August 13, 2007 (9:14 pm)

    I think it’s going to built on the currently empty, weed-infested lot next to the Admiral Pub. But they also will unfortunately be tearing down the house behind it, which houses the dog-sitting business mentioned above. Correct me, if I’m wrong! Anybody?

  • WSB August 13, 2007 (9:19 pm)

    Yes, sorry if it wasn’t clear, it’s the lot that’s empty in front, with the business signed for Lady Di in back (we have sent them a note asking about their future plans once construction starts on this, haven’t heard back yet). Just a 50′ wide lot, the architect pointed out. Definitely not tampering with the apartment building to the right (south).

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