216 38th Street
Partners: Moss Architects and E Properties
Presenting: Andrew Moss
- ZBA Hearing = 9/8
- Coordinating between the developers to mitigate negative impact on neighbors
- Proposing to build property line to property line and to front property line
- Next to property currently under construction on 38th St
- Garage to be accessed off alleyway, set back 5’ because alley so narrow
- Almost identical to project across the street
- No height variance
- Setback variances, variance for rooftop deck
- Masonry base, cement board panel and siding up center
- Small canopy covering front entrances
- Same height as property under construction nextdoor
Presenting: Emeka – E Properties
- Office on 47th (?) and Butler
- Currently doing McCleary School Condos project
- Very active in Lawrenceville
- Working with project across the street to address concerns about port-a-johns, construction, road openings; looking to use same contractors
- Size and scale of project is comparable to other projects in the area that E Properties has done
Q & A
- Brandon Dunlevy (234 38th St): Large pothole on 38th Street resulted from other construction.
- Emeka: Sub-contractor opened it, working to solve it with contractors and the city.
- Matt: Timeline on getting this done.
- Emeka: Hopefully next few weeks.
- Rege Ricketts (255 38th St): Properties up from Cantina are huge eye sores – what’s going on with them? Someone was supposed to do something with them.
- Matt: LC tried to take through the Treasurer’s Sale, but taxes were paid off before we could get them. Property owner still sitting on them, not doing anything.
- Jenna DiMenno (229 38th Street): 1-car or 2-car garages?
- Emeka: 1 each, 2 total
- Andrew Moss: if small cars, can probably fit 2.
- Jenna: Most people have 2 cars these days. Should consider pushing parking into the site more to fit 2 spots back-to-back.
- Mike Cummins (236 38th St): Every setback including height?
- Andrew Moss: Not height – staircase doesn’t count and is permitted by right
- Mike: But looking for setbacks on all sides?
- Andrew: Not rear but sides and front.
- Mike: Seems like you’re trying to jam more in than necessary. Already significant issues with parking. Lot seems better suited for something similar to the adjacent property and house.