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Five new town homes on S.E. 27th Street

This rendering shows five new townhomes on the slope behind the old Islander Restaurant location on S.E. 27th Street. - Nash and Associates Architects
This rendering shows five new townhomes on the slope behind the old Islander Restaurant location on S.E. 27th Street.
— image credit: Nash and Associates Architects

Preliminary plans for multi-family townhomes went before the planning commission Wednesday, March 13. The long plat, which is located just behind the old site of the Islander Restaurant and what will be the future Legacy Project at 7420 S.E. 27th Street, feature five town homes, retaining walls along the rear of the property and a perimeter of trees.

Renderings also show porches and garage space under the units. There are bay windows, balconies and columns on the west façade, and bay windows in the east. The proposed project lies in radius of several single-family homes and staff findings note for instance, that there is no setback on the upper story. But feedback is scarce at this stage.

Plans were submitted to the city in late January and Nash and Associates Architects is listed as the firm behind the future project. Because of its “multi-family” status, if the project proceeded it would need to host a formal public hearing before the design commission and then advance to the planning commission.

When asked if recent buzz around the Coval property, an iconic Island home whose preliminary plans featured a 18-house development, would influence feedback and decisions about this project,  Travis Saunders of the city’s development services department said each proposal stands on its own.

 

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