A new development set to go up at the northwest corner of Davenport and Bedford in the Annex will quite literally look like a 259 ft. tall forest.
While the original plan included 122 condo units, the newest version calls for a mix of four one-bedrooms, 77 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms — totalling at just 92 units.
The building would also have a retail component.
Parking for the tower would consist of a five-level underground garage with 212 parking spots, 172 of which would be reserved for residents.
The remaining spots would see 10 reserved for residential visitors and 30 for retail customers and/or employees.
The most unique part of the proposal is undoubtedly the many trees that would cover the building’s facade, creating a “vertical forest” along its exterior.
In order to properly install, maintain and preserve the trees, they’d be chosen from a specific list of species that are capable of surviving in such a setting. They’d then be kept in planters that are both waterproof and thermally insulated.
Written by Mira Miller