9/19/06 * C-Ville Weekly [ full story ]
A nine-storey luxury condo project at 201 Avon St., just south of the Downtown Mall, was deferred by the City Planning Commission at their September 13 meeting despite a “green” design and staff recommendation for approval.
The development appeared before the Planning Commission not because of the nine storeys—zoning allows for that—but because developers want to increase density, to 116 residential units from the 50 units the code allows without special permit.
Architect Randolph Croxton, whose firm is based in New York City, presented plans for a “mixed-use” structure that would wrap around the Beck-Cohen building and include a spa-slash-health club. He highlighted the “green” components to the structure, which would include sky gardens to filter storm water and energy efficient materials and design.