Last week, Midtown Patch posted an updated rendering of the 131 Ponce de Leon Avenue mixed-use project currently under construction in Midtown.
Today, Patch is providing an updated rendering of the parking deck for the $63 million high-rise, 100 6th Street, that broke ground last month in Midtown along Juniper Street between 6th and 7th streets.
When Patch was first to post renderings last spring, followers of the project were quite critical of the placement and look of the parking deck that will accompany the 23-story, 320-home high-rise apartment project from Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Co.
In the time since, the developers have added retail frontage the entire length of Juniper and 6th, and street-level retail turning the corner at Juniper and 7th into a linear park and dog park on 7th.
In doing so, Novare voluntarily set back its four-story parking deck to create a green space. The original plans submitted included a pocket park at the corner of 7th and Juniper, but that park was later replaced with a 1,860-foot retail space at the corner.
The project will now boast six street-level retail spaces – three each on 6th and Juniper streets – totaling 10,610 square feet.
Other certain aesthetics have been incorporated to the parking deck design including architectural finishes, uplights, screens, and greenery that will be allowed to grow up the side of the parking deck on 7th for a neighborhood amenity.
“We did go back through and looked at the parking deck again on Juniper and made some changes,” Novare President Jim Borders told Patch. “We got the city planning staff involved in it, too. We broke it up in different colors; put in some pre-cast panels that are brick. We want it to look good, we don’t want it to look bad.”
The deck itself will offer 426 residential parking spaces.
According to Novare, it is the thinking of many contractors and architects that due to mechanical ventilation, sprinklers, shoring, extensive evacuation, de-watering and poured-in-place construction required among other things, underground decks are infeasible in the opinion of many developers.