Unfinished foundation at Twilite Center is no more, office building proposed in its place

The old foundation that was meant for a Boston’s Pizza and has sat unfinished and unused since 2006 is no more.

The foundation on Smelter Avenue at the Twilite Center has recently been demolished and removed.

The owners are not proposing a casino, or a bank, or even a pizza place.

They’re planning a two-story office building.

On Monday, the city’s Design Review Board will consider an application for construction of a new office complex on a one acre parcel at 203 Smelter Ave. N.E. The proposed project includes a two-story office building with each story having 5,000 square feet.

The upper level will house J&K Property Management and J&K Realty and the lower level will provide office space for future tenants, according to the staff report. The site is zoned C-2 General Commercial.

The site plan includes a main entrance off of Smelter Ave NE and is located within a larger tract of office buildings with access from multiple parking lots. Interior sidewalks are included to create safe pedestrian circulation throughout the site, according to the staff report. The sidewalks are proposed at five feet wide but staff is recommending seven feed width or have wheel stops installed. The conceptual parking layout includes 49 spaces, three of this are ADA accessible, according to the staff report.

The Design Review Board meets at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month as needed. Typically, they meet in the Rainbow Room at the Civic Center. You can find all of their agenda, packets and minutes on the city website.