|Cohen Cos./GTM Architects|
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"Cohen is proposing to construct three residential buildings (one comprised of two towers) in four phases. The first phase would be a 10-story, 218-unit tower, the second a connected nine-story, 131-unit tower (and an adjacent public plaza), the third an 11-story, 234-unit multifamily building and the fourth a nine-story, 88-unit building. The buildings will step down in height as they approach the waterfront.
The plaza will include a "grand staircase with an integrated ramp" and river view, amphitheater-style seating that links the development with Water Street. The District, meanwhile, is studying the possibility of transforming the Southeast Freeway, to the immediate north of the Cohen property, into an at-grade boulevard, which would dramatically improve those views as well.
All told, the project would include 673 units, 10,370 square feet of retail, 214 residential parking spaces and seven retail spaces. The parcels, cleaned of their former industrial messes, now consist of two fuel pump storage facilities minus the fuel tanks, trees, overgrown brush, trailers and a parking lot."