Nine mature trees will be removed to make room for this three-story office building at 385 Sherman Ave. The trees along Sherman and Ash Street will be replaced with two large oak trees relocated to the development's plaza, city arborist Dave Dockter said. Two other oaks on the property will be replaced. New London plane trees will replace Bradford pears, which the city no longer plants, he said. The developer will also post a tree-preservation security deposit to ensure the large oaks' future welfare and maintenance. The project, adjacent to Sarah Wallis Park, initially met with opposition over the height, among other issues. Nearby residents worked out an agreement with the developer, David Minkoff, to modify the structure.
AT A GLANCE
Where: 385 Sherman Ave.
What: A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, 63,746-square-foot office building with four residential units on the ground floor, replacing a one-story office building. Building height will be 45 feet, and the third story will be set back from the bottom two. The building will have two levels of underground parking.
Developer: David Minkoff
Construction: Expected to begin this month
Completion: Third quarter of 2016