Dave Reid

Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Jackson Street

By - Jan 3rd, 2012 02:50 pm
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1601 N. Jackson St. Apartment Proposal

1601 N. Jackson St. Apartment Proposal

Dermond Property Investments’ request for a change in zoning for the properties 1601 N. Jackson and 522 E. Pleasant from Local Business (LB2) to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) will go before the City Plan Commission on January 9th, 2012.  The developer plans to build a five-story 34-unit residential apartment building that will consist of one-bedroom apartments and studios.  Each unit will have a covered outdoor terrace. The project will be located at the intersection of Jackson St. and Pleasant, the former Joey’s Restaurant location.  In excess of the zoning requirement of 18 off-street parking spots the building will include 34 enclosed parking spaces, 24 in the basement and ten on the first floor.  The project will target young professionals that prefer to live in a high-end apartment building with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment.

UPDATE The proposal was originally reported as a four-story apartment building, but including the party room it is a five-story building.

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5 thoughts on “Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Jackson Street”

  1. PAnelwo says:

    Very nice building. Let’s keep working on Kohl’s to get downtown and this will be the first of dozens!!!

  2. alex says:

    Would be even better if they added some color to the building. Looks too dark.

  3. Frank Sanchez says:

    Perfect high density use for this desirable corner location. I like the contemporary style too and this will be a succesful project.

  4. Peter Zanghi says:

    I like this design a lot, hope they use quality materials though. The exterior of Latitude looks very cheap and detracts from what is otherwise a cool building IMO.

  5. Chris says:

    Likes:
    - Nice density. Fills the site and pushed to the street edge.
    - Contemporary design with some depth in the facade.
    - Parking is hidden while living units are pushed toward the street.

    Concerns:
    - EIFS is proposed as an alternate building material. Anyone working in this profession knows that when EIFS is on the table, it will ultimately be chosen in the end do to a developer’s unwillingness to open his pocket book. Look no further than the absolutely terrible new apartment on Pleasant and Commerce. Mandel’s North End should be raising the design bar and material selection for all developments nearby.
    - What’s going on with those windows?? My guess is that it’s a rendering issue.

    As mentioned above, let’s hope the developer chooses quality materials. Latitude really cheaped-out and it shows. The building will not wear well over time.

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