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Big Reveal: Mixed-Use Building at Michigan/William

Ellicott Development is planning a retail and residential building on a 0.4-acre vacant lot at the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street.  The two-story building’s retail space will be anchored by a 2,000 sq.ft. Tim Hortons restaurant and three apartments on the upper floor.  2,500 sq.ft. of retail space will also be available.  Nineteen parking spaces would be constructed and overflow parking is available to the north in a lot Ellicott Development also owns.

The building is similar to a two-story building Ellicott completed at 1088 Niagara Street, also anchored by Tim Hortons with a drive-thru.  That building is 11,000 sq.ft., slightly larger than the 9336 sq.ft. building proposed on Michigan Avenue.  From the project application:

On the site, we propose the construction of a new two-story structure that will include retail space and residential apartments. Tim Hortons will occupy a portion of the first floor. The remaining 1st floor space is reserved for future retail use. The 2nd floor will include Three residential apartments in two- and three-bedroom configurations.

The building exterior will include a mix of high-quality materials. The base of the building will be wrapped in a 2′-4″ high knee wall constructed of ground face block. The remainder of the primary elevations will be clad in red brick masonry and cement clapboard siding arranged to provide vertical separation along the streetscape. Dark bronze trim bands, window and storefront framing, and precast concrete masonry inlays with further accent the primary elevations of the proposed building. Gooseneck lighting would be located along an accent trim board at the 2nd floor line to illuminate the retail storefront along the primary elevations.

The Planning Board will review the project at its Monday meeting.

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