A developer has presented a revised redevelopment plan for the property at 2015 W. Fifth Ave. in Marble Cliff that would retain the 110-year-old former mansion that’s on the site.
Ted Foster of F2 Cos. presented the plan Monday night, July 16, to the Marble Cliff Village Council.
The former mansion designed by noted architect Frank Packard has been used as an office building for decades.
In the revised residential development plan, up to six apartments would be housed in the mansion, Foster said.
The building had been targeted for demolition in the original plan.
Thirty-four other residences would be built on the site, including nine townhomes. The other units would be apartments in a new building constructed behind the mansion.
What’s still uncertain is how many residential units would be placed in the mansion, but the likely total is four or six, Foster said.
The configuration for the project has been revised to address council members’ and residents’ concerns about the original concept plan regarding traffic entering and exiting Arlington Avenue, he said.
The project would have no more than 40 residential units -- a 40 percent decrease from the original proposal of 67 units, Foster said.
The changes in the plan also address the concerns about density and traffic that council and residents raised about the initial concept plan, he said.
After the informal presentation, council members' initial reaction was positive and they indicated Foster should proceed with developing a more detailed and formal proposal.