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. That trend continues with this month’s approval (page 40) of 63 residential units at 1352 North Illinois Street. 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.