The area around Jefferson Street at 14th Avenue will soon look very different, thanks to two new residential developments.
We previously reported that Ethiopian restaurant Mesob, at 14th and Jefferson, is on the move. The parcel was purchased by Right Foot Development, LLC, in late 2012 for $630,000. The firm is working with Playhouse Design Group to build three-unit townhomes on the corner.
We now have more information on the site plan for the lot, which involves building three four-story townhomes. They’ll each be 1,593 square feet with garages on the lower level.
Next door, at 1315 E. Jefferson, Revolve Development is building a four-story building with 32 residential units. The ground floor will include 3,590 square feet of retail, and there will be 19 parking spots included. The project involves demolishing an existing, one-story, 1937 commercial building that’s long been vacant, and taking over the pay parking lot operated by Diamond Parking. The architect for the project is Schack A+ D.
Where’s the commercial? We need commercial on the bottom, jerks. It’s hard to grow community if we don’t have options to draw people out onto the street.
The article mentions retail.
Gah! Oops. They said townhomes, and at first glance, the pictures didn’t seem to have retail. That’s great. I redact! Need to read slower.
That is good news. And we can live with the rediculous designs. It’s better than what was there and contributes to the new vibe taking over the hood.
All this development on Jefferson and still nothing on 23rd and Union. Any news on what is happening in the corner lot next to the Casey Foundation? Or the post office block?
We should have some updates for you soon — stay tuned!
I believe the second project is by the same design team as the Douglass-Truth library addition. If so, I expect good things.