The car rental lot on Lincoln next to the Aria Market just off of Webster Street is getting a considerable makeover. It’s nice to see that Webster Street is getting some attention in the development department. There is one thing that are great about this project. It’s taking what is essentially a well placed parking lot and converting it into a mixed used building with residential over retail. Those things are exciting however the design is just, meh.
Or rather the designs are just meh, because they’re offering two equally meh options for the Planning Board’s consideration. Of the two I like Option A better:
The residential units themselves are quite large, both are four bedrooms and are more than 1500 square feet in space. The development will provide 16 parking spaces and 24 bicycle parking spaces (mixture of long and short term). Three retail spaces on the ground floor.
This is a pretty huge lot though, here’s the Google Street View:
All in all, good place for a development very near transit lines, the facade could be a little more inspired, but this is Alameda so that fact that we’re not getting faux historical is an improvement.