Architecture

Officials: Jewish center facade does not mesh with city's landscape

Officials: Jewish center facade does not mesh with city's landscape

Architectural Review Board members said they have concerns with the exterior design for a new Jewish center planned by the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation.

The Shenkman Jewish Center, slated to be at Jamestown Road and Cary Street, across from the College of William and Mary, does not appear to board members as a natural fit into that part of the city.

Foundation representatives said they tailored their plans for the building around preferences from its donors, Mark and Rosalind Shenkman.

Board member Joe Hertzler said the plans for the Jewish Center are at odds with what he considers traditional building design in the city.

"I don't see anything...

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