Mixed Use Project on Poplar in Victorian Village Moving Forward
Local developer Stelios Giannopoulos is moving forward with his plans to build a three-story mixed use building on a small parking lot on West Poplar Street. The lot, which is less than a quarter acre and overlooks I-670, sits just west of the High Street Cap.
The new building will include ground floor commercial space and three loft apartments on each of the upper two floors. The apartments will be in the 1,200 to 1,300 square foot range and will feature ten-foot ceilings. One parking spot for each of the six apartments will be available in the rear of the building.
Architect Mike Paplow of Feinknopf Macioce Schappa explains that there will be balconies overlooking Poplar and on the south side of the building, which he expects to have “great views of downtown.” The balconies were a recent addition to the design, and were presented to the Victorian Village Commission this month along with a couple of other minor revisions. The plan was approved last October by the commission, nearly three years after first being proposed.
Paplow said that Giannopoulos was not in a great hurry to develop the site, but believes the time is now right, especially with other development – like the new office building and parking lot associated with the Joseph project – about to come online in the neighborhood.
Construction is scheduled to start either late this fall or early next spring, depending on how quickly the city finishes up its utility work on Park Street.
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Renderings via Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects.