Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.
It was with sadness that I saw the proposed development slated for the old Old Warsaw restaurant lot on Maple Avenue across from the Crescent Court. My sadness increased when I realized Kairoi Residential wasn’t visiting the Oak Lawn Committee to vet the building itself, but rather for a “landscape special exception.”
Architects and builders tell me that the exterior of the building is pretty easy to change in the grand scheme of things. While it has no impact on the interior leasable space, it has a tremendous impact on everyone who walks and drives by.
Given the existing and announced components of the four-corner intersection, constructing what appears to be a low-slung chair of “blah” is an opportunity wasted.