Silverline 2, which will be located at Lot 161 CR in the Village Core, will be a mixed-use project consisting of 44 condo units, 37 lodge units, 22 lodge efficiency units, three employee units, and 20,000 square feet of commercial space with required underground parking.
“The DRB ended up approving the sketch plan with the design variances of the flat roofs and not using stucco in the core,” said John Adler, the director of community of development in an interview Friday. “Those two variances were the most significant part of the design variance permissions.”
Other variances the DRB approved include: allowing the driveway grades in excess of 5 percent within the first 20 feet of the public roadway; allowing for driveway access in excess of 10 percent at the garage ramp; allowing roof slopes of less than 6:12 and flat roof areas; allow main roof forms that are not gable or hip; allowing for exterior wall material in excess of 20 percent wood; allowing great than 20 percent glass area on north walls; omitting the requirement for window recess at the plaza level; and allowing greater than 16 SF glass area at the residential areas above the first floor.
“The DRB is the last step in the design approval and it was a split vote four to two,” Adler said. “While two members felt that the design specifications were not met, a majority did feel that they met the criteria and voted for the sketch plan approval.”
Even though Monument Realty is developing Silverline 2 by-right, its next step in the overall approval process will be at the Dec. 13 town council meeting where the developer must get approval from council for the replat, rezone and density transfer, which the DRB has already recommended approval on.
Monument’s first Silverline project, which was to house a Family Adventure Center and was approved by town council last February but was later killed when the developer pulled the application in October, would have housed 60 lodge efficiency units or “hot beds,” seven employee units and 40 public parking spaces if the project had gone to voters and gained ultimate approval.
Besides the community recreation center, the village core and its merchants have lost 38 hot beds (hotel rooms) and seven employee units with Monument’s Silverline 2 project plans.
The previous plans caught fire from the Concerned Citizens’ Group who said the mass and scale of the original council approved project was too big for the village core. According to Adler, the proposed height of Silverline 2 appears to be 30 to 37 feet lower in height and should not be an issued during the approval process.
If the town council grants Monument Realty the replat, rezone and density transfer approval this December, the developer’s next and final step will be to get final project approval from the DRB early next year.