On Tuesday morning real estate agent Jen Danzi from the Tamar Lurie Group held a Demo & Donuts event to mark the long awaited demolition of a house at 62 Mason Street to make way for a seven-unit luxury condominium building.
The development will set aside two units as moderate income housing, as the application was submitted before a moratorium on the Town’s 6-110 Workforce Housing regulation.
The website for the development, 62mason.com, says the development is by acclaimed HOBI-Award winning builders Orlando Development.
It is designed by Steven Mueller Architects, with landscape by Wesley Stout and interiors by Kate Gelfand.
There will be on-site concierge-doorman services, luxury elevator, and two secure parking spaces per unit in the heated garage.
The application for the development wended its way slowly through town departments.
Both the Architectural Review Committee and the Planning & Zoning Commission had many discussions on the proposal, which received Floor Area Ratio incentives in exchange for the two units of workforce housing.
There was also a public hearing on proposed removal of trees on the property. In the end the tree warden ruled that a historic Magnolia on the property be preserved, as it likely dates back to the original house built in 1890.
The tree warden ruled a Town owned London Plane (similar to a Sycamore) could be removed to make way the 22 ft wide driveway.
He ruled the London Plane be replaced with five 3″ DBH (diameter at breast height) shade trees in areas approved by the Tree Warden along Mason Street.