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Retail Proposal A Nonstarter for Italian Village Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retail Proposal A Nonstarter for Italian Village Commission

A new proposal for a retail center on Fourth Street was reviewed by the Italian Village Commission last night, and the group had a fairly strong negative response to the project. Last week when we announced the initial details, commission member Jason Sudy weighed in critically, and echoed much of his previous sentiment to the […]

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Burwell Heights Development Gets First Architectural Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans Burwell Heights Development Gets First Architectural Review

The design for the ambitious Burwell Heights mixed-use development that was revealed last week went in front of the Italian Village Commission last night, and received a combination of praise and critique during the feedback session. The design was noted as being a very preliminary one, with room for discussion about the specific best use […]

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Newest Jeffrey Park Apartment Building Continues to Refine Design

Walker Evans Walker Evans Newest Jeffrey Park Apartment Building Continues to Refine Design

The 219-unit Jeffrey Park apartment building first proposed in January returned to the Italian Village Commission tonight for a review of architectural changes. Many design elements were updated from the original proposal due to feedback from the commission, though the updates were not entirely well received. “I think you’re losing some of the elements that […]

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Infill Development Proposed to Add 24 New Homes to Jeffrey Park Site

Walker Evans Walker Evans Infill Development Proposed to Add 24 New Homes to Jeffrey Park Site

When the massive Jeffrey Park project from Wagenbrenner Development was first proposed in 2012, it encompassed the majority of the site formerly planned as the Jeffery Place, with a few small gaps in the site. Two existing buildings had already been completed on the far east and west sides of the site, with two more […]

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Food District Project Searching for a New Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Food District Project Searching for a New Home

The “Food District” is an ambitious project that aims to be a local leader in food production, food technology, workforce development and distribution systems. Or at least that was the way it was originally announced in 2013, and after a virtual groundbreaking event last summer, we haven’t really heard a whole lot about the project. […]

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Redevelopment of Former Shell Station at Lane & High Continues to Progress

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redevelopment of Former Shell Station at Lane & High Continues to Progress

While catching up this morning with Mike Fitzpatrick of Elford Development on several other developments happening in Italian Village, we asked for a quick update on the company’s four-story building proposed at High & Lane back in late 2013. The project went in front of the University Area Commission Zoning Committee earlier this month, where […]

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Vacant Lot in Italian Village May See Residential Infill

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vacant Lot in Italian Village May See Residential Infill

A small corner lot at the intersection of First Avenue and Mount Pleasant Avenue sits only one block from High Street, but has been vacant long enough for a walking path to be worn in the grass by residents who cut diagonally through it while walking dogs and dodging crab apples from the overgrown trees […]

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