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Portman Holdings and HKS on Tuesday presented plans to the Midtown Alliance Design Review Committee (DRC) for Phase II of their 1020 Spring Street mixed-use three-tower project, slated to rise around the historic H.M. Patterson & Son’s Spring Hill Chapel building.
Developers specifically outlined updated plans for the 30-story office tower that would front Williams Street.
“Notable improvements have been made since the project was last seen in February,” the DRC said in its Wednesday recap report. “These include adjoining two curb-cuts along Williams St., refining the upper-level plaza and storefronts accessible from the circular drive along Spring St., redesigning a pedestrian stair that connects the upper-level plaza to the Williams St. sidewalk level, and various architectural refinements to the office tower and parking podium.”
Portman Holdings and HKS have been asked to bring some revisions back to the DRC after receiving a few change requests during Tuesday’s meeting.
The DRC recommended that an updated design include “replacing one loading bay in the adjacent street-level space along Williams Street to provide habitable space in place of one loading bay” and “redesigning the pedestrian and bike path from Spring Street to the plaza and stair to be less circuitous and more convenient,” among other suggestions.