Residential Infill Planned for Historic Benton Park, Lafayette Square

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New construction townhomes planned for the historic Benton Park neighborhood are set to receive the endorsement of the city’s Cultural Resources Office. Proposed are five attached single-family residences on a large vacant parcel at the southwest corner of Pestalozzi Street and Indiana Avenue.

The rowhouses, designed by Killeen Studio Architects, are proposed to have staggered facades as is common on Indiana Avenue on either side of Pestalozzi as the street grid is slightly skewed. The Cultural Resources Office recommends approval by the Preservation Board with a few small changes. The CRO finds that the buildings are designed with contemporary elements, but are also compatible with the surrounding historic context.

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The adjacent blocks have considerable variation in building height, and so the two stories with a third set back are found to be compatible. The CRO is suggesting that the Pestalozzi facade be “redesigned to be more consistent with the main facade”.

*images added 03/29/17

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In Lafayette Square, a plan for a residential duplex seeks to replicate the recent infill project at 1232-34 Dolman. The 1232 Dolman unit (2,036sf, 3BD, 2.5BA) of that duplex sold last month for $370K. That project is currently under construction. The new project would be at 1222-24 Dolman. The Dolman and Indiana projects will be presented to the city’s Preservation Board Monday, February 22.

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1232-34 Dolman:

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