I feel like there would be a lot more support for development if most of it looked as good as this project. Fits in well while adding density and contributing to the urban fabric. Excited to see it done.
Something I hadnt noticed at first is that the part of the building in the center of this picture is being made to look like its a separate structure filling in the gap between this and the row house on the left. With it being set back from the rest of the structure to align with the row house on the left, having bay windows behind the scaffolding, and also the mansard roof, its going to give the impression that its a separate row house. Thats a high quality way to break up the massing here.
Finally this corner is also made to look like its a separate building, especially with the roofs designed to look like theyre built up to the lot line of the building next door. So when the whole structure is completed, it should give off the impression that its 4 different buildings, I hadnt realized that until now. With them all using the same brick its probably not going to be 100% convincing, but hopefully as the building ages it will be moreso. Either way designing this to look like 4 different avg south end buildings is a winning strategy.
Exquisite. I'm late to this project, but am I correct in understanding that all of the brick masonry on this building is hand-laid? Every surface lot in the region should be replaced with this exact design. Can't wait to see it in person.