In our Our Take analysis we pointed out that the only part of the project that did not comply with the Edgewater Drive Vision plan was the way in which the height of the building scales down as it moves into the neighborhood.
Bungalower has learned that the developers have modified their project to do so.
The project now makes a jump from five stories to three stories, instead of having an area with four stories in the middle.
This also reduced the number of units from 226 units to 206 units.
According to a letter from the developer to the community the changes cost the project over $1.2 Million.
“We knew we could not make any changes that would affect the quality of our project, and not one brick was deleted from our design. We asked our landowners, consultants and others affiliated with the project, including our firm, to make concessions and to reduce the dollars that each would get from the project. While these concessions were very difficult to obtain over the last 6 weeks, we did it and can now comply with City Council’s request,” project developer Anthony Everett wrote in the letter.
The project is scheduled for a second reading at the November 3rd City Council meeting.
Here’s a look at the updated renderings and the open letter to the College Park community: