A concrete slab for mixed-use housing project Eviva should be poured early next month, with the modular housing units appearing by summer’s end.
In presenting an amendment to the original Capitol Area Development Authority agreement for the project at 16th and N streets, authority staff on Friday updated long-awaited progress on the project.
The delays also allowed the developer to tweak the project’s design. Renderings released with the groundbreaking showed a building hardly distinct from neighboring state office buildings.
De la Vergne said Eviva now has corners slightly taller than the rest of the project, with a slight setback at the top. As well, the balconies are wider and there are more of them, and the color palette is more eye catching, he said.
Denton Kelley of LDK said the project’s delays ended up making it better.
“An unfortunate snafu with the subcontractor provided us with an opportunity to work on the design,” he told CADA’s board. “So we’re very happy with the outcome.”
The amendment CADA’s board approved Friday accelerated $3 million in property tax rebates for the project over a 10-year period, rather than the original 20. CADA’s contribution is capped under the amendment.