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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Building & Massing Presentation – An Overview

The Building & Massing Presentation that arrived on August 12 provides so much needed information, along with the first glimpses of the long-awaited 3D modeling. Because the Building & Massing Presentation is so critical to our understanding of the Gateway plan, there will be a variety of articles here devoted to it. There’s more than one way to view the presentation, including transcriptions taken from the videos — so you can read it while you watch. And I’ll be having new 3D images here, as they arrive. All in all, this page is a great launching spot to learn more — and see more — about the Gateway plan and how the apartment buildings will actually be developed. Come back for more!  This page will be added to regularly.  Last addition to this page:  August 14, 2022. Any words that are blue can be clicked on.

The full Building & Massing Presentation

The video presentation.  The full 47-minute video — just the video, no transcription of comments. To watch each sections, along with the transcription and comments: 

Sections of the Building & Massing Presentation

    1. Current and Proposed Height Standards
    2. Solar Shading
    3. Proposed Setbacks and Massing Impacts
    4. Height Ratios and Unit Calculations
    5. Financial Feasibility of Development

Related articles

  1. Images of the 3D Modeling
  2. Opinions and Commentary
      1. “Housing Units” and “Housing Density” – Why these are terrible ways to measure housing success.
      2. “Dwelling Units per Acre” – Another terrible way of measuring housing.