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All the cool neighborhoods get their own threads, so I figure I'd start one. :-)

The "Garfield Lofts" project is going forward: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jqAJEppSe0KRLkICvlJicWjqZK9n7us_/view . This will involve demolishing the 110-year-old former Burton UMC (100 Burton St SE) and building LIHTC apartments.

Other neighborhood news (that I don't recall being discussed elsewhere): The adult theater building on Division just south of Burton has been purchased, and is being renovated. The ugly facade has been taken off. Not sure if any tenants are lined up yet—it won't be returned to its former use.

One Bun has been operating on Division a block south of Burton for at least six months now. Very good hotdogs (including hand-dipped corn dogs), decently priced. One of the owners was a long-time Yesterdog employee.

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11 hours ago, organsnyder said:

All the cool neighborhoods get their own threads, so I figure I'd start one. :-)

The "Garfield Lofts" project is going forward: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jqAJEppSe0KRLkICvlJicWjqZK9n7us_/view . This will involve demolishing the 110-year-old former Burton UMC (100 Burton St SE) and building LIHTC apartments.

Other neighborhood news (that I don't recall being discussed elsewhere): The adult theater building on Division just south of Burton has been purchased, and is being renovated. The ugly facade has been taken off. Not sure if any tenants are lined up yet—it won't be returned to its former use.

One Bun has been operating on Division a block south of Burton for at least six months now. Very good hotdogs (including hand-dipped corn dogs), decently priced. One of the owners was a long-time Yesterdog employee.

One Bun corn dogs are fantastic. 

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5 minutes ago, demhem said:

One Bun corn dogs are fantastic. 

Can't wait to try the corn dogs and check out the changes in the neighborhood. 

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GPNA posted a photo essay of the old church:

https://www.facebook.com/GPNAGRMI/posts/1601732066546928

Also, on May 20 at Garfield Park there will be a kick-off celebration for the South Division Corridor Area Specific Plan:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9aNNZ3RQB5ZcWxVajhlMUd3Qmg0UGlfaTU1RlVlNFZ2MXAw/view

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On 5/4/2018 at 10:17 AM, organsnyder said:

GPNA posted a photo essay of the old church:

https://www.facebook.com/GPNAGRMI/posts/1601732066546928

Also, on May 20 at Garfield Park there will be a kick-off celebration for the South Division Corridor Area Specific Plan:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9aNNZ3RQB5ZcWxVajhlMUd3Qmg0UGlfaTU1RlVlNFZ2MXAw/view

That’s unfortunate. It’s kind of a unique design for this area. But I also get that it’s a good location and chrurches aren’t always easy to redevelop into a new use .

Joe

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The new façade for the former adult theater building is taking shape. What a difference transparency makes.

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Looks like it’s on the silverline route



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1 hour ago, uncus said:

Looks like it’s on the silverline route

It is, indeed. There have been a lot of storefronts near there that have been renovated recently.

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42 minutes ago, organsnyder said:

It is, indeed. There have been a lot of storefronts near there that have been renovated recently.

Good to hear!  What's going in that location?  Do they have a tenant?

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13 minutes ago, mgreven said:

Good to hear!  What's going in that location?  Do they have a tenant?

No idea. Here's the description of the project from the planning application:

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Demolish existing use of adult massage parlor and porn shop, which has been a major eyesore and retail detractor in Burton Heights for decades. Renovate to 5,500 sq ft of mainstream retail at street level and 2,800 square feet of office on second floor. Renovations includes new facade, roof, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, bathrooms, rated separations, and more. We hope to retain some of the historical elements of the building, including re-using the existing original tin ceiling. The end result will be an attractive two story building at the heart of Burton Heights, with the Silver Bus line out front and a large city parking lot in the back, which will be attractive to mainstream retail tenants at street level and small businesses in the second floor office space.

 

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I love the application. “Stop, you had us at adult massage parlor and porn shop. Do as you please”.  :) :)

also, well played @HavingAhoot on the bleach comment. Haha. 

Joe

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I noticed it too a couple of weeks ago and couldn't keep thinking about what a HUGE improvement this is. Well done!

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Didn't take the time to snap another picture this morning, but they installed awnings yesterday—looks even better!

Really excited to see what this developer is doing in this business district.

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1 hour ago, organsnyder said:

Construction sign is up for the Garfield Lofts project:

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What are the plans for this location? Apartments?

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48 minutes ago, BLUESCRUBS said:

What are the plans for this location? Apartments?

Yes—see the link in the first post of this thread.

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