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Detroit Avenue Project Will Add 31 Apartments in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Detroit Avenue Project Will Add 31 Apartments in Italian VillageRenderings provided by Shremshock Architects.
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Developer Kevin Lykens has received approval from the Italian Village Commission for a 31-unit restoration and new-build on Detroit Avenue. Eighteen of the units will be in the former E.J.Thomas Company building at 174 Detroit, while the remaining 13 will be in a new, three-story building that will replace the existing metal storage facility next door.

The apartments will all be one-bedroom units, and parking – one space per unit – will be provided in a garage accessed from Detroit, on the west end of the development. The concept for the development was first brought to the commission in October, and the design was modified significantly based on their feedback.

Lykens, who also developed the Wonderbread Lofts, said that he hopes to begin construction on the project in May or June of this year. The size of the apartments, which will feature both common and private outdoor space, will range from 550 to 750 square feet.


Just across the street, Lykens said he hopes to build a “four- or five-unit townhome project” on the empty lot at the southeast corner of Detroit and Hamlet. That proposal has also been taken to the commission numerous times, and will likely be brought back this month.

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Renderings provided by Shremshock Architects.

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