Townhouses to emerge from parking lot in heart of Fountain Square

Onyx+East plans to break ground this month on a townhome project which will replace a surface parking lot and a drive-thru bank station which abut the plaza in the heart of Fountain Square.

The local developer said the $3.5 million project will feature 10 townhomes facing Prospect Street. The project will be named FSX, short for “Fountain Square Ten.” The project will feature two buildings, each with five three-story townhouses, ranging in size from 1,881 to 1,730 square feet. Each will feature a rooftop deck, as well as an attached two-car garage, two or three bathrooms and as many as three bathrooms.

The project was approved by the Metropolitan Development Commission last month, although it won’t be finalized until the City-County Council grants final approval for zoning changes granted by the MDC on Nov. 17.

The development includes sidewalk patching along St. Patrick Street at the western edge of the one-third-acre site. Curb cuts along Prospect Street, which had accommodated the bank stations, will be eliminated, resulting in a few additional curbside parking spaces.

RENDERING ABOVE: The illustration by Rottman Collier Architects depicts the 10 townhomes planned for the rectangular lot at 1003 Prospect St., immediately west of the plaza in the heart of Fountain Square.