Yesterday, Commissioners voted to approve plans from Philip Cohen and Yoaz Atzmon of 1218 West Manchester Associates, LLC to redevelop a site at 1218-1234 W. Manchester Avenue with a new five-story edifice featuring 132 rental apartments and 5,444 square feet of ground-floor retail. Plans also call for 113 parking stalls in a semi-subterranean garage.
The Commission's vote signs off on density bonus incentives requested by the developers, which would allow a larger structure than otherwise permitted by zoning rules. In exchange, 18 of the proposed apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level.
Local architecture and construction firm Ketter is designing 1218 Manchester, which is shown in conceptual renderings as a contemporary podium-type building with an exterior of orange, black, and white stucco. Proposed on-site amenities include two gyms, a community room, a central courtyard, and a series of rooftop decks.
The development site sits a short walk west of the intersection Manchester and Vermont Avenue, where developer BRIDGE Housing recently broke ground on a mixed-use project at a long-empty property.
Atzmon and Ketter are also attached to plans for a 16-unit apartment complex on Orange Grove Drive in Mid-City.