The Planning Staff will present to the Planning Board on Thursday their preliminary recommendations for the Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment. You can see all the slides by clicking here and you can see a few select slides below.
The staff is recommending a density of 1,145 dwelling units and a Floor Area Ratio [FAR] of 2.5. This was the second lowest of four possible density levels outlined in December and lower than the level requested by the developer.
The staff is recommending four different height maximums: (1) On Tuckerman across from Strathmore Park, 45-feet or four stories, comparable to Strathmore Park; (2) Starting 40-feet back from Tuckerman across from Strathmore Park, the buildings can gradually rise to 85-feet; (3) Starting 200-feet back from Tuckerman across from Strathmore Park and also immediately along Tuckerman in front of the garage, the buildings can not exceed 160-feet; and (4) no more than two “signature,” architecturally significant buildings can be built on the west side of the site [closer to the tracks] not to exceed 260-feet.
The staff is recommending a civic green, retail plaza, and an expanded arts walk/plaza; they also are recommending a potential small park on Tuckerman across from Cloister Drive and a recreational space on the roof of the garage.