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File #: RES 15-1824    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/21/2015
Title: Memorializing the Council's August 19, 2015 decision granting the appeal of Exeter Group LLC a decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission regarding property at 2390-2400 University Avenue.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Related files: AHPC 15-2
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Memorializing the Council's August 19, 2015 decision granting the appeal of Exeter Group LLC a decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission regarding property at 2390-2400 University Avenue.

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WHEREAS, on or about June 4, 2015, Exeter Group LLC (“Exeter”), on behalf of property owner IAF 2400 University LLC, made application to the Heritage Preservation Commission (the “HPC”) in HPC File No. 15-035, to review the design of a proposal to construct a five-story, market rate apartment building and to undertake the limited rehabilitation of a property commonly known as 2390 - 2400 University Avenue/735 Raymond Avenue (the “Project”) which is located within the City’s designated University-Raymond Commercial Historic District (“District”); and

WHEREAS, the Project site is also known as the General Motors Truck Company Building (the “Building”).  The one-story high, flat roofed Building was constructed in 1928.  The Building is also “L” shaped in that it has facades on both University and Raymond avenues. On its University Avenue façade the Building appears to have four “store fronts” while on the Raymond Avenue façade there appears to be two truck service doors.  Five other doors on the Raymond Avenue façade have been “infilled” with bricks.  Overall, the Building is categorized as a contributing to the District’s historical and architectural character as being representative of the early trucking industry in the City; and

WHEREAS, the Project’s five-story addition would be constructed into and above the Building’s existing roofline and create a 75-foot high, “U” shaped structure of approximately 19,000 square feet per floor plus amenity spaces.  The addition would be set back 77 feet from the Building’s University Avenue facade; 8 feet from its Raymond Avenue façade; 30 feet from the adjacent Chittenden and Eastman buildings; and 18 feet from the adjacent Twin Cities Bank Building.  Exeter states that the Building’s University Avenue facades w...

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