12/26/06 * C-Ville Weekly [ full story ]
Hundred luxury condos heading to south Downtown
A nine-storey building planned for 201 Avon St. finally was conditionally approved at the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) meeting on December 19 by the slender margin of one vote. A 4-3 decision, it came down to whether enough board members could stomach having such a massive building at the site, which shares a block with the Beck-Cohen building between Friendship Court and the Downtown Mall.
This rendering shows what passers-by on the Belmont Bridge will soon see: a nine-storey luxury condo building that won conditional approval from the BAR.
The building will house 100 luxury condos with a six-room boutique hotel and a health club/spa. The design, as suggested by the BAR at a prior meeting, will also allow the lower floors to convert to retail if area foot traffic increases. Architect Randolph Croxton of New York worked diligently to incorporate BAR recommendations on details, according to several board members.