By. Chris Stritzel
Now let me say something, it has been a year since a blog post by Rosemann and Associates architects was put up on their website showcasing this building. Who knows if this project will ever happen. Back to the story.
I came across a rendering of a small 4 floor building on Google Last night that seemed interesting enough to write about. I have not read a story by any of the local media regarding this project. While it may be a concept, it seems cool. The project (if it is real) would be built at Washington and 22nd Streets. It would include street level retail (facing Washington Avenue) and have parking under the back of the building (off of St. Charles Street). It would include 3 floors of apartments on top of that portion. At St. Charles and 22nd, a public dog park would be available serving the Downtown West Neighborhood.
According to the website, "the simple design could easily be adapted for offices or other functions". This project could be good infill if built. It would add residents to Downtown West and hopefully get some things going for this part of Washington Avenue.
Washington from 20th to Jefferson is desolate and home to numerous vacant lots that are awaiting development. As said earlier, this could be a good catalyst for development if it ever would be built. We will see what happens to this considering the project was unveiled on 11/16/16.
- Ground Floor Retail
- Parking in the back
- Dog Park
- 3 Floors of Apartments (or whatever)
- On Washington Avenue
Below is an image of the site currently at 22nd and St. Charles.
Below is the link to the original blog post on Rosemann and Associates website. Signs point to this just being a "fun project" that an intern wanted to do. Either way, cool stuff.