Summary of The Alliance Plan

Responsible development is our guiding principle and we believe any plan that gives benefits to the developer should also give benefits to the citizens. We all want to see the South Shore Hospital eliminated but we will not support huge developer giveaways or violations of our land development regulations that increase traffic, congestion and flooding. Our plan provides a balanced approach that allows the developer controlled height increases in exchange for a package of benefits for the community. 

We will allow a height increase on the 500 block from 75 feet to 280 feet, enabling the developer to build a slender condo tower of about 6,000 sq feet per floor, on a small footprint that is in keeping with the surrounding buildings. In exchange, the developer will deed 3 1/2 acres of his property to the City as a much needed public park on West Ave and tear down the South Shore Hospital. 

Highlights of Our Plan

 28 Story Slender Condo  Northeast corner of the 500 Alton block  Low density, small footprint  In keeping with surrounding buildings  Does not require transfer of development rights

28 Story Slender Condo

Northeast corner of the 500 Alton block

Low density, small footprint

In keeping with surrounding buildings

Does not require transfer of development rights

 3 1/2 Acre Public Park  Open public park, similar in size to Belle Isle Park  For neighborhood use, no special events  Spans the western portion of 500 and 600 block  Deeded by the developer to the City

3 1/2 Acre Public Park

Open public park, similar in size to Belle Isle Park

For neighborhood use, no special events

Spans the western portion of 500 and 600 block

Deeded by the developer to the City

 Reduced Flooding  True permeable park land to reduce flooding  Lower density preserves natural green space

Reduced Flooding

True permeable park land to reduce flooding

Lower density preserves natural green space

 

     Low-Rise Mixed Use  Eastern portion of the 600 Alton block  Low rise residential and/or commercial  Lower density than current plan  Does not require transfer of development rights

    Low-Rise Mixed Use

    Eastern portion of the 600 Alton block

    Low rise residential and/or commercial

    Lower density than current plan

    Does not require transfer of development rights

     Reduced Traffic Impacts  Lower density than the developer's plans  Development is not concentrated in a single block  No additional traffic on West Ave.  Improves walkability & bike safety

    Reduced Traffic Impacts

    Lower density than the developer's plans

    Development is not concentrated in a single block

    No additional traffic on West Ave.

    Improves walkability & bike safety

     Green & Resilient  Green features to reduce traffic noise and beautify  More trees support drainage and water absorption

    Green & Resilient

    Green features to reduce traffic noise and beautify

    More trees support drainage and water absorption