Revitalization at Corner of Washington and Maxwell
Community Frameworks is constructing a new block of affordable apartment housing called West 315 in the organization’s old office location at the corner of N Washington and W Maxwell.
Along with other recent developments such as the relocation of the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, this could help revitalize a traditionally overlooked corner of Emerson-Garfield that has begun to see renewed interest and activity.
The latest rendering of the new building is pictured below with the current view of the location (courtesy of Google Maps) provided beneath it.
They anticipate breaking ground in mid-September. In the meantime, they’re looking for additional funding to pave Calispel and make related improvements.
A representative from Community Frameworks will probably be speaking at the October meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) to provide an update on the construction and other topics of interest.
It’s worth noting here, too, that Community Frameworks was considerate enough to reach out to the EGNC during the preliminary planning phase to say they were trying to develop in accord with the broader ambitions of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Action Plan (PDF) and solicit input from the council along those lines. At each subsequent stage they checked back in and met with EGNC reps to discuss their progress and incorporate feedback. It was a show of respect that was greatly appreciated (and, we hope, fully reciprocated) by the neighborhood.