Jun 6, 2017
A Central West End cul-de-sac could soon be home to new condominiums if officials give their blessing to one recent proposal.
According to NextSTL, the city’s preservation board is currently mulling a possible 10-unit structure proposed by applicants Lauren and Mark Mathis. If built, the new edifice would rise on a small chunk of unoccupied land in the 4300 block of Maryland Avenue where the street dead ends at N. Boyle. Access to parking would come from a new garage attached to an alley on the north end of the proposed development.
The stretch of Maryland near the site in the CWE’s historic district already hosts an array of residential development with 45 degree street parking while the other side of N. Boyle houses small business establishments facing what would be the building’s east wall.
The city’s Cultural Resources Office has recommended a preliminary thumbs-up to the planned three-story structure which will have a brick veneer and decorative stone trim, materials which complies with local ordinances to maintain the distinctive character of the area. The office’s documentation also indicates that siting, scale, proportions and roof shape are also in sync with district requirements. It noted partial compliance on other issues with the building’s floor heights, water-table, and foundation not lining up with other structures due to the presence of the garage. The edifice’s setback from Maryland Avenue is also out of alignment with its neighbors because of the cul-de-sac biting into the lot.
The document suggested preservation officials green light the project with the condition that final plans come before the Cultural Resources Office for approval.