It's been nearly a year since we last heard anything from Oryx Partners' planned 256-unit building at the old KRON-TV building on Van Ness, which currently sits empty and dilapidated along the corridor. BuzzBuzzHome tipped us off to some new renderings just released for the site by Handel Architects with fresh views from Myrtle Street, the side street that will be home to a series of townhomes in the development.
There's also a new site plan available that shows how the land, which stretches from Van Ness back toward Franklin, will be used. Townhomes will sit along Myrtle, separated from the main building by a courtyard. The 14-story residential tower will have a rooftop deck and a roof terrace. The building is also meant to activate what is currently a very dead block with retail space and a public plaza that includes 12,000 square feet of open space. According to the official website for the project, Oryx is still deciding whether to make the building condos or rentals.
So what comes next for the project? A Planning Commission hearing is anticipated for some time in 2016, although no date has yet been set.
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