So much for that walkable plaza with bike stations and jugglers and food trucks: It appears that an office building is going to go up instead on this underused triangular slice o’ land along Washington Ave. The variance is to reduce the setback from 25 ft. to 5 ft. in order to make room for parking and a 3,517-sq.-ft. office building. The 0.26-acre triangle is bound by Henderson, White, Union, and Washington. A site plan included in the variance request shows that the office would go up on the Henderson side, across the street from Liberty Station.
A rep from the city says that the request has been deferred until next week’s planning commission meeting. Meanwhile, there’s been quite a lot of activity along this stretch: A new bar is set to open at 1919 Washington, and TABC signs have gone up inside other old buildings on Union and Henderson.
- Previously on Swamplot: Another New Restaurant in an Old Old Sixth Ward Building?, Why the Sidewalk at the Washington Ave Five Guys Burgers Isn’t Walkable, A Restaurant Renovation in the Old Sixth Ward, Planning for the Future of Washington Ave, The Glow That’s Gone Missing from Washington Ave