i wouldn't be bummed about this as much if it was closer in size or at least had the same set back as the buildings next to it. sigh.
i live on Lenox, which also has buildings set back significantly from the sidewalk, and my biggest fear is that developers will just come in and ignore that really vital aspect of the street's character. i don't think there's anything that can be done about it....i don't think it's a bad thing that people are building--all i really want is for some context, of course.
also, it is another bummer that one of these houses was actually renovated in the past few years, and is in wonderful shape. with so many empty lots around here, i wish developers could focus their attention on those crummy parking lots instead of beautiful houses.