Hibernian Development is coming back to the community with a revised plan for their two-building project at the intersection of Fullerton and Washtenaw. Located at 2354 and 2355 N. Washtenaw Ave, the two-site proposal is currently occupied with a now-vacant, one-story credit union building and surface parking lot for the credit union.
With 360 Design Studio working on the design, 2354 N. Washtenaw Ave will offer 20 residential units and 2,000 square feet of retail space on the western site. With a mix of 19 two-bed units and one one-bed apartment, four units will be set aside as affordable. On the ground floor, the retail space will front W. Fullerton Ave, with the residential entry fronting N. Washtenaw Ave. The building will hold 18 car parking spaces in an interior garage, with 38 bike parking spaces also included.
Planned for the eastern parcel, 2355 N. Washtenaw Ave will offer 15 residential units and 1,550 square feet of retail space. With a mix of 14 two-bed units and one three-bed apartment, three units will be set aside as affordable. On the ground floor, the retail space will also front W. Fullerton Ave, with the residential entry fronting N. Washtenaw Ave. The building will hold 14 car parking spaces in an interior garage, with 20 bike parking spaces also included.
Both buildings will rise 67 feet, clad in face brick with stone accents and an aluminum cornice. Balconies will occupy the front corners of each building, with subsequent balconies built off the rear facades and overlooking N. Washtenaw Ave. The top floor of each building will setback 10 feet from W. Fullerton Ave, providing balconies to those fifth-floor units.
Originally proposed back in February, the developers initially proposed two plans for the pair of sites. The first plan would have called for 15 units at 2354 N. Washtenaw and 12 apartments at 2355 N. Washtenaw. The second version would have produced 28 apartments at 2354 N. Washtenaw and 20 units at 2355 N. Washtenaw.
The developers are seeking a rezoning of the sites from B3-1 to B2-3, with approvals needed from alderman Daniel La Spata, the Committee on Zoning and City Council. A timeline for the project has not been announced.