Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Coming Up

On Thursday, June 26 neighbors can take their pick from two meetings of interest to the community.

The first is yet another City/ARHA charrette to consider urban design for the Braddock East area. (Didn't we do this before as part of the Braddock Road Plan?)

Sign-in and refreshments will begin at 6pm and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church's Hargrave-Collins Education Building at 301 North Patrick Street. For more information visit

The same night there will be a community meeting regarding the revised plans for the Payne Street Condos (site of the current Security Storage warehouse).

The project has a new developer and is now destined — at least for the immediate future — to be built as a rental apartment complex.

The Payne Street meeting will be held at the offices of architects Rust Orling at 1215 Cameron Street from 7-9 p.m. While the design remains essentially the same, there are changes in height, building footprint, retail (not featured in the 2007 plan), and parking. The project goes back to Planning Commission for amendment in September.