Townhomes Proposed for Corner of Front and Whittier in Brewery District
The southeast corner of Front and Whittier streets could soon be redeveloped if a proposal to build 20 townhomes is approved by the Brewery District Commission.
The existing cinder block building on the corner, which held Praxair Distribution for years, would be demolished and replaced with eight smaller buildings, each holding two or three townhomes.
Denis King, who is developing the project under the name NK Villas, said that the townhomes would feature two bedrooms, two baths, attached two-car garages, and about 2,000 square feet of living space. They would be for-sale units, probably starting in the mid-$400,000 range.
The proposal was first brought before the commission in July, where it received generally positive feedback in terms of its density and scale. The latest design will be reviewed at the commission’s March 3rd meeting.
“I was involved with a group that did similar units down there,” said King, referring to a four-unit building at the southwest corner of Frankfurt and Wall Street that was built by Cugini & Capoccia Builders in 2007. He added that the Front and Whittier project will feature a similar style of traditional architecture on the exterior, although the interiors will likely have a more modern floor plan.
King said that he hopes to start construction in late summer if possible, pending approval from the commission and the acquisition of permits.
Visuals provided by NK Villas. Photos by Walker Evans.