‘Kings Row’ redevelopment on King Street in Old Town headed to Planning Commission

A major redevelopment of deteriorating townhomes on upper King Street in Old Town is heading to the Planning Commission.

Dechantal Associates LLC wants to convert the five dilapidated townhouse properties they own at 1604-1614 King Street into 10 residential row houses and an eight-story, 44-unit apartment building with two levels of underground parking. An exterior courtyard would separate the renovated row houses and the new building.

The owner anticipates about 100 residents living on the property, according to their special use permit application.

The property is located on upper King Street — west of the intersection of King Street and Washington Street. It is between the Lorien (1600 King Street) and Hampton Inn (1616 King Street) hotels.

According to the special use permit application:

The applicant requests a preliminary development special use permit for development on the KR zoned, 17,525 SF site to preserve five row houses at 1604-1612 King Street, currently used for office, retail, and residential purposes, by demolishing and rebuilding and/or renovating them and demolishing the existing structure at 1614 King Street.

The final development will provide 10 residential units in the row houses, and an 8-story, 44-unit mid-rise building over two below grade parking garage levels. An exterior courtyard will separate the renovated rowhouses and the new building. The proposed site access is from Dechantal Street to the south of the site and King Street, to the north of the site.

The Planning Commission will consider the matter at its meeting on Thursday, June 27, followed by the City Council public hearing on Tuesday, July 2.