Correct Block 21 and Seaholm Square Footage Numbers

RECEIVED Mon., April 11, 2005

Dear Editor,
    I have read the article by Mike Clark-Madison in this week's Chronicle on Block 21 and Seaholm [“Delay of Game,” News, April 8]. As the architect for the AMLI/Endeavor team, we have prepared the design concept, including the square footage for all the uses. In response to the 400,000 square feet listed for our project, I felt it necessary to correct our proposal's total square footage. Our proposal includes the following numbers, totaling approximately 607,900 square feet (just under the maximum density allowed by the city – approximately 608,000 square feet).
    Square footage devoted to each building use:
   Residential: 345,800 square feet
   Residential: 130-150 units
   Retail: 43,900 square feet
   Cultural entities: 118,200 square feet
   Hotel: 100,000 square feet
   Hotel: 125 rooms
   Public space – Plaza at Second Street: 15,200 square feet
   Parking: 516 cars
   Total: 607,900 sqaure feet
    On a side note, I noticed that our firm name was spelled Nelson; please note that the company is Nelsen Architects.
    Thank you for dedicating the time to present the story of the Block 21 and Seaholm projects in the Chronicle. We value the consideration given to this important decision.
Sandra Turner
Nelsen Architects
   [Editor's note: We appreciate the clarification. In calculating the square footage on the AMLI/Endeavor proposal, we apparently conflated the "residential/condo/hotel" space – distinguished here by Turner – as all "residential." In that case, it would appear that the AMLI/Endeavor bid is the only one to propose building out Block 21 to nearly the maximum available density. And we apologize as well for misspelling the name of Nelsen Architects.]
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