Apartment conversions have to be among the most exciting trends for urban advocates, especially when the building that is being reused has been vacant for a long period. Â That trend continues with this month’s approvalÂ (page 40) of 63 residential units at 1352 North Illinois Street. Â This proposal asks for less than one dedicated parking space per unit, which is also nice to see.
Here are the site plans and elevations:
The building currently has attractive details at the Illinois street-level:
The near-northside remains pocketed with nearly empty former factories or warehouses with some aesthetic charm, so I would love to see even more of these reuses in the future. It’s a desirable location in between hospitals, IUPUI, and downtown, and it is good to see groups like TWG taking advantage of it.