Soon, the corner of 19th and Union will look very different. Where there currently sits a dilapidated building that has long been a canvas for graffiti, and next door, an empty lot, will soon hold townhouses.
Plans are underway to demolish the current building at 1401 19th Avenue. Developers will then subdivide the lot into seven parcels ranging from 1,050 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Presumably, these will then be turned into townhouses, though official plans to this extent have yet to be released. We’ll update when there’s more information.
One neighbor has a more creative idea for the spot. He or she has imagined turning the dilapidated building into a haunted boat ride, and there’s even a “notice of pretend site development” affixed to the property’s chain-link fencing. Personally, I vote for the boat ride.
Next door, at 1407 19th Avenue, where there currently sits an empty plot, will also hold townhouses, along with single family residences. The parcel will consist of two single family residences facing 19th Avenue, behind which will sit three townhouses. There will be parking spaces along the alley.