Friday, August 08, 2008
Crystal Cream Project Pushes Forward
The old Crystal Cream & Butter Co. site on D Street will soon submit plans to build 217 homes without subsidies. The closely packed proposed single-family homes are shooting to build them at a price of $125 per square foot. The developer (MetroNova Development LLC) believes that this can be done with innovative design. The project will also include 90,000sf of office space designed to be sold on the “D” Street side.
The Alkali and Mansion Flats Historic Neighborhood Association has approved the design with demolition work already started at the site. The projects expected to go to the city planning commission in September and then on to the design commission shortly after that. The Creamery site still needs to be rezoned from industrial to a mix of housing and commercial. If the City Council approves the project, construction could start by spring.