The developer Trammell Crow Co. is back with a shorter design for apartments at 3118 W. Lake.
The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association provided planning documents and the following information:
Instead of stacking apartments into 11 stories near Lake Street, the developer is proposing to spread them in six stories across the site, striking a large public park from the plans. About 20 units were cut from the plans, leaving the project at 155 units.
The design includes a restaurant operated by the owners of Tryg’s, topped by a swimming pool for residents.
The redesign comes in response to neighborhood concerns — the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood asked the developer for a new design that would respect the site’s height limits, the neighboring condos, and the character and scale of the area. The site’s zoning limits height to 56 feet, and a portion of the site has a 35-foot limit. The new proposal is about 75 feet at its peak.
The new plan comes within about four feet of the height of the neighboring Loop Calhoun Condos, and leaves an open side yard between the buildings.
In January, the Loop Calhoun condo owners formally objected to the project, citing concerns about height, congested traffic, and any disruptive bar concept. They suggested a four- or five-story building with fewer apartments.
Trammell Crow did not respond for comment.
The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association will host a community meeting April 7 for the neighborhood to review the project. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Lake View Room of the Jones-Harrison residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Avenue.