The proposed apartment building project to be located at 2301 Westwood Boulevard has been added to the agenda for the WNC board meeting on May 9. Architect and owner’s representative Noah Riley will bring the board and stakeholders up-to-date with the latest changes to the design as well as the anticipated schedule for approvals and construction.
As of February 2019, the project included 60 apartments (6 set aside for extremely low income tenants) and 70 underground parking spaces, and utilized the citywide Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program to achieve a taller building with narrower setbacks than the base zoning of the property would allow. Overall height was 63-feet, but that did not include the elevator/stair enclosure on the roof which will add 10-feet or so in extra height. Access to the parking garage was at the very back (west side) of the site, immediately adjacent to homes on Midvale Avenue.
At the Frebruary WSSM meeting, an alternate proposal was presented – one which was still very much in the exploratory phase at that time – for a mixed use building, still 63-feet tall but with commercial uses at the ground floor. In this scenario, the apartment count would be reduced to 50 (5 set aside for extremely low income tenants). Parking would remain unchanged at 70 spaces. The advantage of this alternative is that it would create an opportunity for neighborhood-serving businesses at street level.
More information about the project (as of February 2019) here: 2301 Westwood FACT SHEET 2-5-19