On November 20, Johnston Architects will present plans to the design review board for recommendation of their new residential complex at 3824 California Ave SW. The three-story structure would include 13 live-work units with sidewalk-accessible storefronts, 14 townhomes and parking for 26 vehicles. Tentatively dubbed Charlestown, the corner live-work units should prove especially high in demand with their multi-panel sliding doors (or windows) and enlarged sidewalk space. Replacing a paved lot with one building, the complex should bring a retail presence to a stretch of California Ave. currently without one.
· Charlestown [JA]