some sites are more difficult than others...
This site is one of the most difficult design challenges we have faced. It is less than an acre, there is 45' of fall from one side to the other and the city had a number of zoning restrictions. In the end we broke out our tetris skills and fit in over 80k square feet of building and 650 units.
When this project was going before the zoning board we put together a little presentation to help explain why it was impossible for us to meet the letter of the zoning code. The board loved the presentation and accepted the variances to the code. Below is a video of that presentation.