This is definitely interesting. Tying together a couple of other folks’ comments, the parcels in question total 1.48 acres now, but it looks like the owners are going to lose some of that to the DOT for road expansion. Just to eyeball it from the DOT map, that looks like maybe a skinny acre or so leftover? Given the usual caveat about how “40” really means “more than 20” in this context, that’s a small footprint for that height, but not outlandishly small, I guess.
The roundhouse is on land still owned by CSX, and so wouldn’t be part of this rezoning. Having an old roundhouse right next to a 20-story building would … certainly be the interesting juxtaposition, though. @orulz any thoughts about this?
But the whole thing is still very intriguing. Now we just need to get the state to get moving on selling off the wasted use of space just to the east of the tracks!