Historic Conservation Board Rejects Mercer Commons Design
Lisa Bernard-Kuhn reports for the Enquirer that the city’s Historic Conservation Board voted 6-0 to “deny a recommendation for new designs for a four-story condominium and retail building in the 1300 block of Vine Street. The board also voted 4-2 to reject a recommendation for designs for new townhomes proposed along Mercer Street.”
Regardless of the Historic Conservation Board’s vote, the development may continued as planned if the Planning Commission approves. 3CDC will almost assuredly continue to work with the HCB to ameliorate any fears or concerns. Mercer Commons would be the largest residential development in OTR by 3CDC to date. Mercer Commons means a lot to many people and its success depends on a deliberative process that has been ongoing for years. Hopefully, the project can be completed expeditiously with the the utmost concern for the neighborhood’s preservation and ongoing development. This story continues to evolve.
Now for some renderings of Mercer Commons as currently proposed: