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While I like the existing building, claiming this new building is inappropriate for the neighborhood because it has basement units, building walls and unit windows right up to the sidewalk, and it pushes the lot limits at the sides is just bogus; sorry, but that IS the character of the neighborhood. The buildings right next to it are exhibits A & B. This post has little to do with the architectural appropriateness of a side entry versus a central entry and which is right here; reality: no change is welcomed here. I'm all for historic preservation, but your arguments (and those of others I read in the NW Examiner) are weak. And if Arbor Custom were your client, I suppose you'd "challenge the height restrictions" for a better result? Good luck with that one.


I couldn't agree more with William's post above. This building's design fits in precisely with typical massing of the neighborhood. As he said, look to the right and left of the site! And making an issue of the off-center entry is frankly ridiculous. Does making symmetrical circulation somehow make it a better building for the site, let alone the neighborhood?

Neighborhood activist's myopic and regressive views are not doing their neighborhoods any favors.


There are also great examples of the side entries on historic buildings in the district. I remember several but can't recall the address. One is right behind Swagat at 21st and Lovejoy.

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