Rendering of Mt. Washington condos. Marmion Way is on the right side of the rendering. Colors and details have yet to be finalized/J.M. Kivotos Architects
But don’t expect big changes. The architect of a proposed six-unit condo project at Marmion Way and Avenue 45, one of the major gateways to Mt. Washington, presented some updated plans before the board of the Highand Park-Garvanza historic district. But members of the Highland Park-Garvanza Historic Overlay Zone, which includes the eastern base of Mt. Washington, did not see enough change from previous versions of the project, which would feature two large buildings set atop a parking garage. They advised project architect Juan Kivotos to return with some new ideas involving windows, landscaping and the decorative trim at the top of the buildings.
Some members of the audience, include a representative from the Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance, wanted to see more dramatic changes, including reconfiguring the project. But the only thing the board could do at this point was weigh in on matters of aesthetics, including design, paint colors, exterior finishes and landscaping.
“There has not been enough community involvement to make sure we have good design,” said Justine Leong Highland Park Heritage Trust.
Avenue 45 view of the condo development. Colors and details have yet to be finalized