Responding to additional requests for modifications from the City staff and neighbors to the site, the Spectrum Group submitted this Tuesday its latest iteration of its proposed “Mason Row” project for the southeast intersection of W. Broad and N. West Street. The new submission to the City’s planning department calls for a six-story mixed-use apartment building with 340 rental units and 53,000 square feet of ground floor retail uses to include a movie/dinner theater, restaurants, retail shops and service businesses, including an office component of 6,000 square feet, a hotel of five floors with 73,000 square feet of retail and service uses on the ground floor and 150 hotel rooms on floors two through six, and a parking structure with no Park Ave. access, “screened in a way as to prevent undue intrusions into the established single family neighborhood along Park.”
The parking structure plan replaces an earlier one calling for a building with 67 condominium units. The overall project is projected to contribute $2 million annually in revenues to the City. The City’s Planning Department is developing a schedule for formal review of the submission by boards and commissions Wednesday night.