Originally, the plans for HB Management and Via Architecture's development on the old Antioch University site at 2326 6th Avenue was supposed to be one mixed-use tower. Then they looked around the neighborhood at what Amazon and others had planned and realized there was potential for two towers. Now their plans for two 41-story residential towers and retail spaces goes before the design review board for potential recommendation Tuesday evening.
All-told, the proposed 2300 6th Avenue project will include 1,016 apartments, 25,000 square-feet of retail space, and 628 parking stalls. Gone are previous plans to include almost 200 hotel rooms in the structure, which seems to have been added to the residential total instead. Some of the building amenities will include a yoga/barre room, "party room," and pet lounge along the podium level as well as lounge and private dining space on the rooftop.
Per the design board's recommendations, they've made sure each tower has a distinct look thanks to exterior surfaces, glazing skin and surface materials, and rooftop massings. Per renderings, it looks like one of the towers will be more reflective while the other will have a more traditional look. They've also reduced the podium to a six-story height and provided better breaks between retail spaces on the ground level. The landscaping out along Bell Street will act as a continuation of the character of Bell Street Park as it extends toward Denny Park.
If built, the project will share an alley with Clise Properties' two 40-story towers at 2202 Eighth Avenue. The current two-story building on the site, occupied by Antioch, will be demolished.
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