UNIVERSITY LOFTS

The project proposed to replace a single family dwelling on a small urban lot (4,280 SF), adjacent to an onramp for I-5 in the University District Urban Village. The scheme seeks a maximized build-out with market rate, loft-style units taking full advantage of the MR zoning, or Mid-rise Multifamily, allowing a 60 foot building height limit. The west façade of the building utilizes limited windows and sound-deadening materials to minimize the noise impact of the adjacent freeway. 8) Double-height units in the scheme are divided into bays based on an approx. 16’-0” module. Lofts in the current market are typically built-to-suit for a pre-sale customer or as flexible, open plans that can be arranged to an owner’s tastes. Square footage range: 700 – 900-1,000 SF. Though no on-site parking is required by the code within the Urban Village limits, the design shows an efficient plan for alley accessed covered parking in a nod to planned condominiums.