At the July Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting Paradigm Properties, along with a designer, architects and a lawyer presented plans for a 8 story building on the corner of 7th and Russell. The packed room, filled with residents from both Eliot and Irvington neighborhoods, universally agreed the building is way too tall and large for that location. Impacted residents have started a petition.
Paradigm presented 2 early renditions of what the massive building might look like. Unfortunately nether drawing included existing homes or buildings to get an accurate feel for scale. The entire building will be residential apartments of various sizes rented at market rates. They plan to cover most of the 125′ x 145′ lot with the building with 1 underground parking space per 2 residential units.
Demand Redesign, a group of residents near the development, has started a petition to convince owner, Dan Neal to scale down the project to an appropriate size. To sign the petition see the link below.