Yesterday, civic leaders including Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Councilmember Zach Klein, Affordable Housing Trust Board Chairman Donald B. Shackelford and several neighborhood leaders gathered for the dedication of the new mixed-use office, retail and apartment building at 905 East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District.
“Along with the resurrection of the Lincoln Theater and the demolition of Poindexter Tower, this is one more step toward the revitalization of this historic neighborhood,” said Mayor Coleman. “I want to thank the folks at the Affordable Housing Trust for their significant investment in the continued improvement of the King-Lincoln District.”
The building is being dubbed “The Charles”, which replaced a former building located on the site with the same name. The previous building was demolished two years ago to make way for the new development. The new building houses 10 apartment units on the upper floors, the offices of The Affordable Housing Trust on the ground floor, as well as an open retail space on the ground floor.
“This project is a great example of a concentrated, continued investment in the Near East Side,” said Councilmember Zach M. Klein, Chair of the Development Committee. “From businesses to homes, arts and cultural attractions, this community is undergoing a rebirth that is strengthening this neighborhood and preserving its rich historical character.”