Word’s been out for a while on the new ramen shop coming to 705 6th Street in Chinatown (ish)—-Daikaya, with a menu engineered by the guy behind Sushiko and an interior designed by the too-cool-for-a-website firm Edit. It’s going on an empty lot on the less-busy side of the Verizon Center, right next to the very buzzy Graffiato. Courtesy of an application that will go before the Board of Zoning Adjustment this week, we now have a sense of what it’ll look like from the outside.
Sadly, the building won’t have residential units on top; Douglas Development says that they would have been unusable because of the size of the lot. Last time around at the BZA, Douglas decided to use combined lot development—-transferring density that was supposed to go on one piece of land onto another—-to satisfy the Downtown Development Overlay District’s residential requirement. So theoretically, this missed opportunity will be made up somewhere else.