Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Brownstoner beat me to the punch by a week, but the new condos at St. Marks and Franklin are almost done. The workers out front were pouring the new sidewalk this morning around 9, so it should be walkable in a few days. If you want to buy one, click here, and you'll be led to strange site that allows you to hand over contact information but doesn't feature a rendering of the building. It does claim, however, that the condos are in Prospect Heights, which seems like a bit of a stretch. The listing from Triumph (the property group) is here, offering up a fairly rosy view of the locality and telling you that a direct walk to the 2-3-4-5 is no problem while not mentioning the option of a direct walk to the C (though the C train is slightly closer). It's always interesting to see how the realtors sell the area.
Strolling up Classon thinking about development inclined me to take a photo of the awesome new/old building that houses Abigail. I love that they preserved the original facade and managed to add everything they did--it satisfies both the historian and the progressive in me. I can't imagine these things are cheap, but what a wonderful way to do development without completely eliminating a pre-existing neighborhood aesthetic.