2apparent size thus allowing it to better fit into this neighborhood that is currentlycomprised of small scale structures.
Downtown Sub-Area Plan Goals
The subject site is located in an area identified as Pedestrian-Oriented Mixed-Use(POMU).Our proposal will provide 109 apartment units with commercial space on the first floor to promote a walkable community.
Density and Compatibility / Infrastructure:
The proposal is within the designated downtown area which has been identified as atarget growth area with adequate infrastructure. This project will serve to activateadjacent Evergreen Park, which is one of the goals of the Downtown Sub-Area plan.Another primary goal of the Downtown Sub-Area Plan is to link the downtown core tothe Evergreen Park area via Pacific Avenue thus this project provides part of the desiredcritical mass at the North end of downtown.
This proposal is adjacent to residential, and park uses. The two distinct buildings help todecrease the bulk of the project as suggested by the design review board in the conceptualdesign conference for our previous proposal for this site back in 2009. The space between the Point and Main buildings provides views from the uphill side of the site North to Evergreen Park and Port Washington Narrows.The Pointe building has been designed to fit within the outright height limit for this zone.At 43.9’ it is more than a foot lower than the height limit of 45’ which helps transition tothe lower density development to the West and South of this portion of the site.Providing for this transition is one of the goals of the Downtown Sub-Area plan.
The proposed project site is currently underutilized. It is acknowledged in the DowntownSub-Area plan that underutilized and vacant properties will need to be developed athigher density. The proposed project will help with the goal of shifting population nearer to employment and transportation centers which in turn reduces the reliance on cars.
Sustainable design elements will be incorporated into the design of this project in order tominimize ecological disturbance. The building will be designed to Evergreen SustainableDevelopment Standards. As part of these standards, the building will be designed tominimize the use of water and energy. Sustainable design practices will also be utilizedto reduce storm water runoff. The exact nature of sustainable design elements will beidentified as the building’s design is further developed.