[An artist's rendering shows the proposed One Washington Place development in the distance on the left in Batavia.]
The revised plan approved by the council will increase the number of apartments by eight, to 194, while decreasing the parking space count by 15 to a total of 335.
The new plan leaves just 5,725 square feet of commercial space along North River Street, down from the original 14,608 square feet that had been planned for the building.
City Attorney Kevin Drendel told aldermen that the revised redevelopment agreement needs work, so the council’s action did not include Shodeen’s request for the city to issue $16 million in bonds, to be repaid from tax increment financing district funds, instead of the previously agreed $14 million. That question will be addressed in January.
The $40 million project stalled this summer when construction bids came in $6 million to $8 million higher than expected.
Shodeen President Dave Patzelt said he had miscalculated the cost of the parking garage, much of which is subterranean and would require excavation of bedrock.
He also said that when preparing construction drawings, it became evident that designing accessible retail spaces on the sloping East Wilson Street frontage was impractical.