The project does meet the city’s parking standards, the developers said.
Geisenheimer noted that she otherwise supported the project.
“They designed this beautifully; this is a very sophisticated property they are putting together,” she said.
Others worried that traffic caused by the development would spill over into neighboring residential streets and questioned developers on traffic mitigation measures.
A “rigorous” traffic study is in the works, said developer Michael Cusumano of the Cusumano Real Estate Group, but he also noted that the building’s location, which is intended to draw tenants from nearby film and television studios, will encourage tenants to bike or walk to work.
The market will likely be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with about 65 employees working at any given time, said Erica Hartig Dubreuil, regional vice president of Whole Foods.
The proposed apartment sizes range from 821 to 1,900 square feet, with the smallest units to lease for roughly $1,500 a month, Cusumano said.
“We think it’ll really, really be a boost to local housing market,” Cusumano said. “What we’re trying to design is an alternative to the single-family home.”
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