||Answer by Lux Living
|52:26 Where will visitors park?
||No visitor parking in current plan.
* An alternative plan could make 1/4th of ground-floor visitor parking, but would reduce glass windows on Kingshighway
|53:33 What will happen with properties along Arco and Oakland?
||No plans to develop at this time
Residents of those buildings were at the meeting, had issues with their buildings that they needed addressed. They spoke with Julie.
|54:33 Will there be additional traffic?
Resident opposes additional traffic on Arco
|Current plan does create new traffic on 4500 Oakland/Arco due to garage access being on the alleyway.
* An alternative plan could prevent traffic by moving the garage entrance/exit to Oakland via Kingshighway at the barricaded stoplight. Requires 4571 Oakland (vacant residential lot) to become a new alley.
|57:00 What if Lux Living tenants have more than one car?
||The current plan is for residents with a 2nd car to park it on the street
|58:18 Has there been a traffic study? Will changes to alley reduce existing residential parking?
||Lux reportedly completed a traffic study, and can share it at the next meeting; current plan is reportedly the best solution. Existing Oakland/Arco alley parking should not be impacted.
|01:01:12 Will there be affordable housing? This is a mixed income community, would like to keep it that way
||No affordable housing in this plan. If Lux Living was requesting tax incentives, they might consider, but that is not the case.
|01:01:58 What will the rent be?
||Not sure, but “Market-rate”
|01:03:15 What’s the long-term plan for management? Will Lux Living sell the building?
||Maybe, depending on purchase price offered. It’s a business decision. May be a long-term hold.
|01:05:32 Would Lux consider building something less than 6- stories tall?
||No. Fits form-based code, building steps down in the back, not economically viable to build something smaller
|01:07:00 How much foot traffic will there be? People currently trespass neighboring properties
||Design of the building will direct foot traffic towards front of the building
|01:07:40 How will Lux Living mitigate damage to adjacent, old homes, due to construction?
||Retaining wall will hold soil in place. Utilities moved at the beginning of construction.
|01:08:40 Former renter of Lux developers (Asprient/City Wide) asked if Lux Living will be doing the property management. Shared concerns about history of poor property management track record.
||Lux Living will be doing the management. Asprient is an old company, it is City Wide now. We’ve taken a number of steps, still figuring out maintenance. Lux and City Wide are two different entities with different offerings. Lux Living is nicer/newer/better taken care of.
|01:13:39 If variances are not being requested, what motivation does the developer have to listen to the neighborhood?
||We still want to listen to you and be a positive impact on the neighborhood. If the architect was here, they could speak more to the variance question.
|01:15:00 How do you enforce the ban on AirBnb’s in the deed?
||Written into the deed, so enforced by the city. Lux Living will enforce against residents renting out their own units through the lease agreement.
* Question remains unanswered, if Lux sells.
- Developer should be here to answer questions
- Should have more detailed information available about traffic and parking
- Intersection at Oakland and Kingshighway is a no-left turn. This caused a huge problem to Drury’s prior development
- Traffic, noise, parking could lower property values
|Difficulty contacting city officials to address Kingshighway/Oakland stoplight and traffic. Will look into this more.
|01:20:10 Can amenities be used by the neighborhood residents?
||Bistro will be available to everyone. Will have to ask the developers if the other amenities, like the pool or gym, can be used for a fee
|01:21:15 Neighborhood has gotten too expensive. Doesn’t want big apartment building, wants less density, more affordable units
||Supply/demand means that more housing will reduce costs
|01:23:30 Will sidewalks stay open on Kingshighway during construction? What happens to the bus stop at the end of Oakland? Will it stay open, and can it be improved as part of the building plan?
||Bus stop will be covered and protected during construction, but sidewalks will be closed.
Good idea to talk to the developers about improving the bus stop.
|01:24:56 Can there be a curb cut for the bus to pull over into?
||Can look into that
|01:25:48 How will this development help us cut crime in the neighborhood?
||We can have security cameras in place around the building
|01:26:07 Residents want to see a light/shade study to evaluate how sunlight will be affected by the building
||Can look into that/address at next meeting
|01:28:33 Concerned that the building does not fit the (brick) aesthetic of the neighborhood
||We can look into different colors for the building. Maybe instead of white, we can do a reddish brown. Will look into it.
|01:29:30 Where will construction workers park vehicles? * Resident say there is no room for construction workers to park on the street due to overflow parking from the hospital/WashU
||Once the garage is complete, they will park there. Until then, they will park on the street Lux Living can look into shuttling the workers to the site from another parking location. Construction guy can speak to that
|01:30:57 Regarding building height: is 3 or 4 stories possible?
||No, not economically viable. Will be market rate units.
|01:32:54 Can the streets/alley around the building be repaved after construction is finished?
||Yes, that is possible for Lux Living to contribute, similar to what GreenStreet is Doing.