HAUS is working on a new development in Broad Ripple North Village that includes a mix of commercial office, showroom, urban lofts, and covered parking. We have enjoyed the public process and have been working toward a solution that most effectively meets the multifaceted urban design goals of this awesome location. It has been an engaging and stimulating dialogue with the neighborhood and the City in an effort to balance the desire for pedestrian engagement and more mixed-use density fitting Broad Ripple’s Envision Plan while also managing flood-plain requirements. This small city block located at 6367 and 6371 Guilford is just feet from the Monon Trail and borders Guilford, 64th, Cornell, and Main.
In summer 2017, we deleted the proposed 4th floor and redesigned the exterior for a more village-friendly character and scale. With these changes, BRVA voted to support the project, but we were not able to achieve City Planning Department staff or hearing officer support as of 08.10.17. On Sept 6th, 2017, the Board of Zoning Appeals Commission voted to support the rezone from C-4 to MU-2, but voted against the variances (building height + clear sight triangle). Since then, we have modified the design again to accommodate the 35′ height limitation and clear sight triangle requirement at the four corners of the site. Working within our City-granted approvals, we are forced to lose some pedestrian-engagement amenities in favor of others, as height limitations are competing against flood-plain requirements. Despite the numerous challenges, we are excited about the refined direction as our new design solution is a true contextual response polished by numerous forces (physical, cultural, political).
The gable-roof rendering is what we presented to City. Flat-roof schemes were previous concepts from early 2017. As of 12.31.17, we have the newest and final design just about complete and will be posting the new renderings soon.
Please check back for updates as the story unfolds!
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