While under renovation two existing multi-family buildings were damaged due to fire which destroyed one building and damaged the other beyond salvage. Determined to move forward with the project the client sought to create a new project that would be consistent with the original use for the site of multi-family apartment units. To compensate for a restrictive clause in the zoning ordinance that would only allow a redevelopment with duplex units, a SPUD overlay was approved by the city that allowed for a denser redevelopment project that was consistent with the surrounding buildings.
Exterior materials were inspired from the neighboring structures and enhanced with complimentary finishes forming a modern reinterpretation of the traditional urban apartment house.
18th Street Studios is a 3 story loft-style apartment concept that embraces the true nature of the open loft concept. The only built-in walls, cabinetry and fixtures are in the kitchen and bath cores which will allow tenants to configure their spaces to fit the own needs or desires using prefabricated storage and wall modules.