Jeramey Jannene
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THIRTEEN31’s Rise

New apartment building takes shape in Walker's Point.

By - Feb 12th, 2021 04:48 pm
THIRTEEN13 Place construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

THIRTEEN13 Place construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A new apartment building is much closer to its final form on the western edge of Walker’s Point.

Catalyst Construction has made substantial progress on developing THIRTEEN31 Place since we last covered the development in October. At that point work was effectively underground, focused on building the complex’s concrete foundation.

The four-story building will include 89 apartments, 74 of which will 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 the project.

The first of what will effectively be two attached structures has been framed out, while the second, eastern structure is still only one level.

It’s the second complex Rule has developed in the corridor, following SEVEN04 Place at 704 W. National Ave. He’s quite familiar with the area, he grew up at S. 26th St. and W. National Ave.

Demolition work was completed in 2020 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 will be maintained.

If you want to move to the neighborhood, THIRTEEN31 isn’t your only choice. Astronautics is selling its 1.6-acre manufacturing campus across the street, 1412-1426 W. National Ave., as part of a companywide relocation to Oak Creek. Built in phases starting in 1919, the 99,465-square-foot complex is for sale for $1.86 million.

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