moderne wrote:Has anyone seen the row of collonades on Wyandotee iust south of ARmour. Delightfully redone and coordinated. Surround by decorative vegetal wrought iron security fencing As charming as anything in the NOLA Garden District. One sixplex is called the Yardbird suites in honor of the time Charlie Parker lived there.I really wish infill might adopt a model of 3 story walk up 6 plexz collonades slightly enlarged to include expected for modern liveing such as washer dryers in units 'walik in closets and pantrys and two bathrooms. and of course secure parking with carports.And of course those airy large outdoor balcony summer sleeping spots.
$1,800+ per month for such a new construction walkup.
There are 4 replica 6-plex colonnades being built in Beacon Hill. I haven't heard what they will be charging for rent. Anyone know?
I have seen two different amounts for the cost of this project, which also includes the rehab of one historic 6-plex: $7M and $8.5M. I assume they are getting some tax credits. Maybe the $7M is the cost after the credits. So that would break down to $233K per unit. Yeah, that would requite some pretty hefty rents.
With the spate of new construction single-family infill houses we have been seeing in Midtown neighborhoods like Longfellow, Beacon Hill, and Union Hill, I did briefly have the opinion that the city would be better off with higher density multi-unit buildings in these spots (duplexes, 4 and 6-plexes). But on second thought, I think the best approach is single-family on the residential side streets and larger multi-family/mixed use on the main streets, like what is being built on Gillham in Union Hill and the Mac new construction on Main. I think there are enough opportunities on the major roads - Broadway, Main, Gillham, Troost, Linwood, 31st - to build enough units in larger buildings to add enough density. The single family construction fills a need and also adds homeowners who are more invested in the neighborhoods than renters.