As a former school in the Church Hill area prepares to be converted into senior housing, a local real estate group aims to more than double the size of a similarly converted property a few blocks away.
Plans have been submitted to add 70 units to the Bacon Retirement Community in the city’s Chimborazo district. The addition will be tied to the renovation of the building at 815 N. 35th St., bringing Bacon’s total number of units to 129 income-based apartments.
A three-story extension extends from the northeast corner of the building and surrounds the main entrance and parking lot off O Street. Due to the special use permits requested to allow the project, parking and access will also be reconfigured to include eight new townhomes alongside existing one-story and three-story buildings and three single-family homes in his Housing is added.
Behind the proposal is Louis Salomonski, who redeveloped a former city school in the mid-1990s and manages the property owner Bacon Housing LP. The property is managed by his Main Street Realty, the leasing and property management arm of Salomonsky, a historic residential development company he founded with his business partner David White.
Main Street Realty also manages the nearby Bowler Retirement Community, which Salomonsky plans to redevelop and renovate as well.That project does not contain any additions to the building, but it does as well newly built townhome On some of the properties, Daniil Kleyman’s Evolve Development lined up to build those homes.
Mr. Clayman, who is planning himself over 100 apartments A few blocks south, he said he wasn’t involved in the Bacon project.
Brian White, who runs Main Street Realty, declined to comment pending a city council hearing on the project. The case was due to be submitted to the council last week, but was amended and has run for three months.
The Planning Commission had previously recommended approval. Nearby property owners and the Church Hill Central Civic Association had expressed concerns about potential variability due to project density and the approval process, as well as the number of income-based units and conservation of green space.
According to plans filed with the city, the addition includes a 0.3-acre parcel adjacent to 823 N. 36th St. by the same owner. His two lots totaling about 3.5 acres were purchased in the mid-1990s for a total of $312,000. The city recently valued the parcel at $2.4 million.
The existing 59 units will be renovated with new interior finishes and the parking lot will be reconfigured with 57 spaces between the building and O Street. Plans say exterior finishes and other aspects of the project will be finalized with city staff after permit approval.
The new townhomes are grouped in two sets of four and face an existing alleyway that will be improved. The three single-family homes are accessed from 37th Street. The plan states that one of the single-family homes will be allocated as income-based housing and the rest will be at market value.
Salomonsky’s SWA Architects are designing the project. Mark Kronenthal, Ross Jackson’s District Attorney, is representing the city.
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