Jeramey Jannene
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THIRTEEN31 Place Takes Shape

Foundation work underway for new Walker's Point apartment building.

By - Oct 30th, 2020 05:33 pm
The construction site at 1331 W. National Ave. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The construction site at 1331 W. National Ave. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Construction work is moving forward on a new apartment building on the western edge of Walker’s Point. The building would include 89 apartments, 74 of which would be set aside at below-market rates for those making less than 60% of the area’s median income.

Developer Brandon Rule‘s Rule Enterprises and Lutheran Social Services are co-developing THIRTEEN31 Place at 1331 W. National Ave.

It’s the second building Rule has built in the corridor, following SEVEN04 Place at 704 W. National Ave. The developer is quite familiar with the area, he grew up at S. 26th St. and W. National Ave.

Catalyst Construction is leading the general contracting, with demolition work completed earlier this year on a one-story structure that covered most of the site.

Built in 1951, the now-demolished building was most recently home to Esperanza Unida. The city acquired the building, split over two properties, through property tax foreclosure in 2017 and sold it Rule for $150,000.

Arc-Int Architecture is serving as the project architect, as the firm did for SEVEN04 Place. Michael Emem is serving as the owner’s representative on the project.

The estimated project budget is $17.8 million according to a city report. Rule secured low-income housing tax credits to support the project in 2019.

A one-story garage structure at the rear of the L-shaped site was maintained.

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Renderings and Site Plan

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