Restaurant Space and More Added to Broadstone Lakehouse

For developers of Broadstone Lakehouse at 301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd (MAP) to be able to squeeze more apartments into their building, they had to make it what's known as "mixed-use" (We define that here). 

If a building is deemed mixed use, it gets a density bonus of 200 dwelling units per acre versus the standard 75 so long as the developer agrees to make 10% of the building anything but dwelling units. In most of Orlando, the usage of that 10% cannot be defined by the City and typical mixed-use means residential on the top, retail on the bottom.

This was not the case with Broadstone Lake House: the first floor was to have 12 live/work units and a community workspace, none of which would be retail or even open to the public. Basically the building would provide zero amenities for the surrounding locals. But that 39,664 sq ft of space equaled 10% of the building's 396, 347 sq ft and therefore qualified the building as mixed use which qualified it for more apartments (density bonus). 

Locals took notice and pushed back.

The developers went back in front of the Municipal Planning Board April 18th with adjustments to the 10-stories and 276-unit building and the Board approved the following changes: 
  1. 9 stories instead of 10 
  2. 260 Multi-family residential units instead of 276
  3. 33,158 sf office space and 2,574 sf of easting and drinking space instead of 39,664 sq ft consisting of 12 live/work units and a shared workspace
The developers have to pay an estimated Transportation Impact Fee in the amount of $748,926.00 based on these changes. 

A lighting plan and night time building elevations must be submitted for Appearance Review prior to submittal of building permits. The MPB minutes states, "Special attention should be paid to the lighting of the skyline architecture so that the project shines at night." 

The developers will have to pay at least 25% of the cost of a $500,000 traffic signal at the intersection of North Ivanhoe Blvd E and Orange Ave. 

The next steps are that the Municipal Planning board  minutes will be scheduled for review and approval by City Council, the developers will submit for building permits and then apply for a Letter of Determination for Appearance Review.