For the past month, members of the East Village Association have been rallying the troops in opposition to a developer's plan to build a two-story building with a drive-thru bank branch on the site of the now-demolished Pizza Hut at Division and Ashland, viewing it as an unsuitable building for the location. In response to numerous letters from nearby businesses and chambers of commerce calling for a mixed-use development with higher density, the developers have returned with a new proposal. Last week, EVA member Scott Rappe reported that the developers had produced a new plan for a seven-story mixed-use building with ground-floor retail (including a drive-thru bank), second-floor office space, and five residential floors with 50-70 residential units. According to Rappe's post, no on-site parking would be included in the plan. We haven't seen a rendering of the proposed building yet, but EVA members appear to be pleased with what they've seen so far.
· Bigger plans at Division-Ashland site [EVA]
· Polish Triangle Pizza Hut Building Is Gone; What Will Replace It? [Curbed]