This project was presented to the DRB for FYI review at the August 21 regular meeting.
The applicant proposes a new four-story commercial/office building at 635 Davidson Gateway Drive, which is part of the 1998 Southeast Quadrant Master
Plan. The proposed building will be +/- 34,264 square feet total, with restaurant space on the first floor, office space on the second and third floors, and roof top event space on the fourth floor. A large +/-2,049 square foot patio is also shown off the southern building elevation.
At the August FYI review, the DRB raised a question as to whether or not the proposed building complies with the 0 minimum and 0 maximum front
setback requirement for storefront buildings located in the Central Business District Planning Area. The project team addressed this concern by incorporating additional hardscape in the area between the 12 wide sidewalk and building, south of the primary entrance along Davidson Gateway Drive. Per notes under setback table 2-18, pedestrian features such as plazas, stoops, walks, and sidewalk cafes, etc., are included as part of the front and side setback areas.
Exterior building materials will primarily be brick (dark grey and cream), glass (light grey glazing), and stucco (light grey; less than 25 percent
per fa ade). All brick at the first floor and stair towers will be dark grey with light grey mortar. The vertical infill brick between stair towers, from the first floor to the fourth floor will be a cream color. Stucco at second, third, and fourth floors will be light grey. Steel accent arches (painted black) are shown above windows on the eastern building elevation (facing Davidson Gateway Drive). Handrails will be painted black to match steel accents. All doors and window systems will have black anodized aluminum frames.
DAVIDSON PLANNING ORDINANCE: 2.2.5 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PLANNING AREA REQUIREMENTS C. Permitted Building Types The following table establishes
the permitted building types for the Central Business District Planning Area. Building types not listed in the Building Type table are presumed to be prohibited. Additional requirements are set out in Section 4, Site Building Design Standards.
c. An awning or canopy, providing a sheltered transition to the interior.
4.5 SPECIFIC BUILDING TYPE REQUIREMENTS Section 4.5.6 Storefront Building Type Storefront buildings may accommodate either single or multiple uses or
tenants in a single building. A group of storefront buildings may be combined to form a mixed-use neighborhood center. Individual storefront buildings shall be designed to accommodate commercial/retail uses on the first floor, though office or residential uses are permitted. Upper Floors are appropriate for office or residential use. They are a minimum of two stories, typically are aligned adjacent to the public sidewalk and include a high percentage of transparency in the ground level fa ade to encourage pedestrian activity. All storefront buildings are subject to the Individual Building process and Design Review Board approval.
2. PRIOR TO PROJECT COMMENCEMENT, PROVIDE TO OWNERS SATISFACTION A. APPROVED ACCESS FOR CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS PRIOR TO
CONSTRUCTION. B. APPROVED MEANS AND PATH FOR REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF DEBRIS OR MATERIAL FROM PROJECT SITE. C. APPROVED SECURE LOCATION(S) FOR NEW MATERIALS, MATERIALS REMOVED DURING DEMOLITION FOR REUSE IN THE NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS TO BE RETURNED TO BUILDING STOCK. D. A VERIFIED LIST OF EXISTING MATERIAL QUALIFIED FOR REUSE IN NEW CONSTRUCTION OR RETURN TO BUILDING STOCK. E. LIST OF REQUIRED SIGNAGE, COMPLIANT WITH MUNICIPAL CODES, ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES AND OWNERs APPROVED PROPERTY STANDARDS SPECIFICATIONS.
3. THE DOCUMENTS REFLECT CONDITIONS REASONABLY INTERPRETED FROM THE EXISTING VISIBLE CONDITIONS, OR FROM DRAWINGS OR INFORMATION FURNISHED BY THE
OWNER. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL VISIT THE SITE AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING EXISTING CONDITIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE SCOPE OF THE WORK. ANY DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN EXISTING AND INDICATED CONDITIONS SHALL BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE ARCHITECT. WORK SHALL PROCEED ONLY WITH THE ARCHITECTs APPROVAL.
4. SHOULD THE CONTRACTOR REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL DETAILS OR VERBAL CLARIFICATION NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER EXECUTION OF THE WORK, A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE ARCHITECT IN A TIMELY MANOR SO AS NOT TO IMPEDE THE PROJECT SCHEDULE.
5. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PAY FOR AND SECURE PERMITS, FEES, LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER EXECUTION AND COMPLETION OF THE WORK
7. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL BE AFFORDED ACCESS TO THE BUILDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT. THE REASONABLE
USE OF THE BUILDING WATER, ELECTRICITY AND HVAC AS REQUIRED FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE WORK IS AVAILABLE TO THE CONTRACTOR AT NO CHARGE TO THE CONTRACTOR. THE CONTRACTOR MAY USE THE TOILET ROOMS AS DIRECTED BY THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT.
8. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL EXISTING WORK. ANY DAMAGE TO EXISTING WORK CAUSED AS A RESULT OF THE EXECUTION OF
THIS PROJECT SHALL BE REPAIRED BY THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR, AS REQUIRED AT THE SOLE EXPENSE OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR.
9. UNLESS INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE BY THE OWNERs AGENT, THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF DEMOLITION AND/OR CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY
OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL KEEP THE CONSTRUCTION SITE FREE AND CLEAR OF ALL DEBRIS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PROJECT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORK, THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION AREA, INCLUDING THE INTERIOR FACE OF GLAZING IS TO BE THOROUGHLY CLEANED.
10. THE MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, FIRE PROTECTION, ELECTRICAL AND FIRE ALARM WORK PRESENTED IN THESE DOCUMENTS IS INTENDED TO SHOW THE GENERAL
ARRANGEMENT AND LOCATION OF EXISTSING AND PROPOSED FIXTURES AND ACCESSORIES. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL MODIFY EXISTING ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, MECHANICAL AND FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AS REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEW LAYOUT AND AS REQUIRED TO MEET ALL APPLICABLE BUILDING CODES.
11. THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING THE WORK OF ALL ENGINEERS PROVIDING DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION INFORMATION FOR THE
MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, FIRE PROTECTION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.
12. ALL WORK SHALL BE GUARANTEED BY THE CONTRACTOR FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AFTER SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF THE WORK. THIS GUARANTEE SHALL COVER ALL
WORK BY THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND SUB -CONTRACTORS. ANY DEFECTS IDENTIFIED DURING THE GUARANTEE PERIOD SHALL BE REPAIRED, AS REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE OWNERS.
13. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO ACHIEVE GENERAL COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENTLY APPLIED ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES. THE OWNERs AND IT'S
RETAINED CONSULTANTS DO NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY REGARDING DECISIONS, AGREEMENTS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND INTERPRETATIONS MADE IN THE FIELD, THAT RESULT IN DEVIATION FROM THE EXISTING ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES AS THEY APPLY TO THESE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.
23. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF ADEQUATE SHORING AND BRACING REQUIRED FOR THE PROPER EXECUTING OF ALL
24. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PERFORM A STRUCTURAL SURVEY, INCLUDING X-RAYS OR GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR) OF ALL FLOOR SLABS ON GRADE AND SUPPORTING
WALLS TO LOCATE EXISTING STRUCTURAL BARS, CABLES, IN-SLAB CONDUITS, UTILITIES AND OTHER INTERFERENCE THAT MAY BE IN CONFLICT WITH PROPOSED SLEEVE/PENETRATION LOCATIONS. THE X-RAY OR GPR SHALL BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO ANY CUTTING OR CHIPPING. IN THE EVENT OF CONFLICT, THE CONTRACTOR SHALL NOTIFY THE ARCHITECT AND OWNER FOR FURTHER DIRECTION.