Lot B — 100 units or 200 units?

The question seems to be: 100 units or 200 units? City Administrator and Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier told commissioners at the Oct. 3 Redevelopment Agency meeting that he expects meet early next month with a representative of the owner of Lot B  area parcels to discuss the size of any resurgent project — basically whether the plan will be for 100 units or 200 units.

Parking is “a main consideration regarding how many units can be built with retail when retail comes around,” said Pelissier. In addition to the size of any project, whether parking will be cantilevered over existing spaces or additional parking constructed must be answered, he said, and if parking also can accommodate Luciano’s and East Cherry Street merchants.

Nils Berten, vice president of North American Operations for  Slokker Real Estate Group, wrote to the Parking Authority in March about the the property adjacent to Lot B and the potential for acquisition. Slokker Real Estate was a partner with Dornoch in The Westbury at one point. That project was proposed as 140 to 150 condominium units with a parking deck and ground-floor retail on the site of Lot B. Any project now would be rental apartments, and not condos.

Pelissier said Berten was not ready to present at the October Redevelopment Agency meeting but will get options to Redevelopment Agency commissioners as soon as possible. The agency next meets in December.

Parking a main consideration regarding how many units can be built with retail when retail comes around