Just a few days ago, I briefly mentioned the need to redevelop the old copier office building at 20th & Union in order to help grow the retail district in that part of the neighborhood.
Now it sounds like our wishes might be answered. There’s a design review scheduled for July 2nd to provide preliminary guidance on the development of a three-story mixed use building with ten residential units and 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail.
The only thing that gives me pause is the statement that “Surface parking for 10 units will be provided on the site. ” But even with that, it would be a fantastic addition to that block. Just adding a few more stores to Katy’s, 20/20 Cycles, and Central Cinema would create a great critical mass of options there.
We’ll make plans to attend the design review and let you know what we find out.