Florida Avenue

March 5, 2012

HPRB Design Update

Feedback from 2/27 Meeting
• Continue adding more ‘weight at the base’ of the buildings with the warmer material along 8th Street. • Consider stepping the façade or getting rid of bays at upper floors along 8th Street….there are precedent projects that have been able to ‘shift’ allowable bay projections on upper floors to lower levels. • Consider corner windows on bay projections where privacy isn’t an issue. • Consider raised curbs or other further developed details where storefront comes to the ground. • Consider a more constant ‘lower datum’ to reduce the perceived height of the podium along 8th Street.

West Building along 8th Street: • shifted upper floor bays to lower floors • bays articulated on upper floors with slight setback to maintain rhythm and break down massing • raised curbs or seat walls where storefront comes to grade

West Building – 8th Street elevation: • warm material extended to define a lower 4-story massing along 8th Street • lower, ‘grounded’ volume compliments elevated ‘floating’ bar along Florida Avenue • steel framing at face of bays provides relief, a layered façade and engages the sidewalk • podium stair now enclosed within glass entry lobby. Residential amenity space floating above entry to activate street and sidewalk.

West Building from Florida & 8th: • warm material extended creating lower 4-story massing along 8th Street • articulation of bays maintained on upper floors to break down massing • raised curbs where storefront comes to grade • podium stair now enclosed within glass entry lobby • cross-street suspended lighting revised to extend over sidewalks only, not over street

View to SW from Florida and 8th: • 4-story brick building south of lobby is grounded and compliments the 5-story floating bar along Florida Avenue • vibrant colors along Florida contrast with earth tones to the south

East Building – 8th Street elevation: • upper floor bays shifted to lower floors • warm material palette extended to break down scale and transition to the residential uses to the south

View North on 8th Street: • warm material on party walls references context • windows on south facing portion of bay projections • bays shifted from upper floors to lower floors

East Building 8th Street perspective: • upper floor bays shifted to lower floors • warm material palette extended to break down scale and transition to the residential uses to the south • steel structural shapes layer and define lower floor bays

View South on 8th Street: • more vibrant colors on Florida, more muted, natural on 8th • bays shifted from upper floors to lower floors along 8th • contrasting material palette between east and west buildings

East Building from 8th & Florida: • materials and massing emphasize lower 4-story massing along 8th • lighting above sidewalks suspended from posts defines a smaller, more human-scaled and intimate space within the broad right-of-way