Corten Steel (CS) is a weathering steel that forms a stabilizing rust finish. This material is a corrosion resistant steel that develops an outer layer patina of rust when exposed to the environment.
This process will begin here at Ultralights so that you will receive the fixture similar to its appearance in the product photography. The actual pattern and coloration of our Corten Steel will vary from fixture to fixture.
These variations are normal and part of the “natural” appearance that makes this finish and material desirable—no two pieces are exactly alike. This unique quality will intensify with age.
The applicant is requesting approval of the design, colors, and materials to remodel the exterior façade to an existing eight-unit apartment building. The proposed work involves a contemporary façade design, new roof deck areas and seismic upgrades to the building. The generic appearance of the existing building is enhanced on all elevations for a comprehensive that and conceals the existing ground floor parking garage from the street, creates street facing balcony areas and provides for additional outdoor gathering on the roof. The proposed design involves the use of high quality materials that reinforce the contemporary design style with the use of smooth stucco, metal siding, Corten steel, and clear glazing and glass rails. Staff supports the proposed façade alterations and recommends approval of the applicant’s request.