Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Apartments for Good Hope Road

After years of redevelopment limbo, construction is finally underway on the Art Deco building at 15th and Good Hope Road. I noticed that new windows were going in (and glad to see that they are good looking windows), so peeked inside and learned that it will be a mixed-use residential building.

no word on what the other uses will be, but likely ground-floor retail or office space

despite being just outside the historic district, I hope further efforts are made to protect and highlight the Art Deco design

the residential units will be on the second floor, with a few on the first floor on this back half of the building (technically 1916 15th St)

the interior is being gutted now, but it appears that general layout is being preserved

this permit is only for interior demolition

Although the permit I saw was just for interior demo, it shows that there will be 11 residential units, and that the building will remain mixed-use. Here's hoping that the building ends up looking great!

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