Braden Fellman Group is moving forward with plans to develop a 12-unit multifamily project in Old Fourth Ward at 552 Boulevard Place NE, according a special administrative permit application filed on Friday.
Just south of Crescent Communities’ 233-unit Novel O4W development, the 18,275-square-foot project site currently holds a duplex at the northwest corner of Boulevard Place and Arnold Street that would be demolished. The land was rezoned in March, while approval for a variance relaxing a 35-foot transitional height maximum was given in May.
The developer is now seeking SAP approval and requesting administrative variations including reducing Arnold St. and Boulevard Place sidewalk widths from 10 feet to 6 feet, according to SAP documents.
Designed by project architect McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, development plans call for a 12,563-square-foot building with a height that varies from 24 feet to about 39 feet due to the sloped topography of Arnold Street. The structure’s tallest facade would face Arnold Street.
The project is designed to hold three studios, four one-bedrooms, and five two-bedrooms, with expected rents targeting households at 80 percent of area median income or less, according to this month’s SAP application.
It would provide nine parking spaces at its northern end (accessible from Arnold Street) and have a pedestrian entrance on Boulevard Place.
Plans also call for about 8,000 square feet of usable open space.
The project site is just west of another Braden Fellman Group project. The company is also leading plans for a 34-unit workforce housing project at 575 – 585 Boulevard Place.