Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association's 700 Block E. Johnson Website
(Houden Proposal)

This development proposal as originally presented to the neighborhood would encompass all 11 properties/buildings between 717 and 751/753 E. Johnson St., all on the south side of E. Johnson. A first proposal version was presented on Feb. 2, 2017, and has evolved. The Feb. 15 version includes renovating 3 existing multi-flat rental homes and demolishing 8 multi-flat rentals homes. The 8 to be demolished would be replaced with 3 apartment buildings, including three first-floor retail locations. Another retail location would be located in the first floor of the existing 3-story building at the corner of N. Livingston and E. Johnson. The 3 new buildings would have up to 80 parking stalls in a partially underground level with 3 to 4 floors of apartments above. A total of 80 apartments are proposed. An April 20 proposal revision included moving 3 more houses to lots elsewhere in Tenney-Lapham and a June 1 revision reduced the mass of the mezzanine level. The latest proposal version eliminated the smallest of the 3 new buildings, resulting in a total of 3 potential house demolitions, 3 homes potentially being moved offsite, 1 home moved to a gap on the same block, and 4 homes staying where currently sited. See developer slides below for more details.

*** Note: A TLNA Steering Committee for evaluating this proposal met numerous times and issued a 29 June 2017 summary report and an 8 August 2017 supplementary report on the proposal (see below). Subsequently, on 9 November 2017 TLNA Council voted 10-4 to oppose the proposal (see letter to City below). It is expected that the Houden development team will pursue city approval for the proposal despite TLNA Council's opposition. Schedules for city meetings related to the proposal are TBD, but these meetings are usually mentioned by Alder Zellers in her District 2 weekly emails that are also sent to the TLNA listserv. ***

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    Developer: Chris Houden

    Architect: Tom Miller Kahler Slater, Inc.



    Developer's Renderings/Slides (all renderings are preliminary and subject to change):

    TLNA Steering Committee and TLNA Council:


    Questions or comments? Contact TLNA's Development Chair Patrick Heck at pwheck at gmail.com

    Last updated 20 November 2017