Nearing completion: Heritage Apartments



    I’m glad they went with the many different colors and finishes to break this up. I’d say the best-looking high-density residential building since at least The Crossing (personally I prefer this to the faux historical Crossing buildings).

    Still waiting for those sidewalks on Legacy Lane and Declaration Street, though:

    Although form-based codes have not yet been implemented into the City’s Land Development Regulations, Staff has worked with the applicant to incorporate form-based code concepts into the development. These include locating the apartment building close to Heritage Drive; articulating the building frontage facing the street; narrower street and right-of-way widths, designated on-street parallel parking that will serve future businesses, and sidewalks on both sides for Declaration Street and Legacy Lane.

    November 3, 2009
  2. john george said:

    Sean- This an example of personal preferences. I appreciate the asymmetry of the colors, materials and shapes. There really isn’t a lot that can be done with a building like this, but I think Jasnoch did pretty good. Now, there are other preferences out there that are another matter. When your preferences lean toward symmetrical balance and limited variation of materials, then a building like this will drive you nuts.

    November 4, 2009
  3. kiffi summa said:

    Amazing: John and I almost  agree on something… I love the new apartment building and the use of color and  varied surfaces shows that MUCH can be “done with a  building like this”  … as a matter of, IMO, HAS been done.

    Please, Oh PLEASE!    Let  Jay Jasnoch design  a beautiful new Fire facility, built CHEAPLY , with industrial materials, but with the benefit of a skillful , creative eye.

    November 5, 2009
  4. john george said:

    Kiffi-Thanks. I think that if we had a chance to really talk about some issues, we would find that there are at least as many things we would agree on on principle as those things we disagree on. I’m glad you like the building, and it would be just great if Jay could design a new safety center. Hopefully we can see that in our lifetime.

    November 5, 2009
  5. Bright Spencer said:

    I am not happy with the look at all.  For one thing, it is too close to the sidewalk and street.

    November 7, 2009
  6. Griff Wigley said:

    I like the looks of it.  Bright, I like that it’s very close to the street.

    November 13, 2009

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