And by park, they meant a pad for their transformers.
I still don't share the general enthusiasm that many of you have for this project, and this photo demonstrates how badly that white house on the corner has been impacted by this development. The little wrap-around extension was just an unnecessary square-foot grab on the part of the developer that really should have been stopped on the drawing board.
YES!! That's exactly what I was thinking but just assumed that I wasn't looking at the right spot or something! What on Earth are they thinking (either the developers for letting kids play by a large transformer, or the Strib for getting the information that wrong -- or the picture)! I'm glad somebody else saw that!
I agree with the white house comment. It actually makes the Vue assymetrical and "blobby" instead of classy looking, and it looks like it could have been avoided to make good with the neighborhood, but if I recall correctly the neighborhood rubbed this developer the wrong way one too many times and I don't believe he should have to bend over backwards for this area at this point. That beind said, I wonder if the developer tried to plea with the city/hood about taking those units that jut out towards the white house and adding them on top of the building for a little extra height (1 or 2 floors) and more of a "castle" look, with a stepped-up rooftop.....which I kind of like for buildings like these. If it didn't come up and nobody had presented that question, I wonder if it would have passed if they had....