Tower Real Estate Group's "JCMidtown" development, on the two blocks of Locust between Leffingwell and Jefferson, could get a huge boost if a large multi-family building planned there moves forward.
Cooper at JCMidtown is a 7-story mixed-use apartment building that will take up space currently occupied by the Sam Light Loans company building, State Farm Insurance office commercial building and parking lots The structure will consist of 175 apartment units and 5500sf of ground floor retail space that wraps around from Olive (near the AT&T Building) along Jefferson and down Locust Street. The building will be the largest component of the JCMidtown development and will also be the largest multi-family building, by unit count, built between Grand and Jefferson in decades.
The building is being designed by Trivers and will be clad in a metal facade. The northeast corner of the top two floors will apparently feature an outdoor terrace that's connected to a sky lounge. The sky lounge will have views of the downtown skyline and CityPark.
Cooper is the fourth of five new developments centered around the Jefferson corridor from Market to Locust that'll reconnect Midtown to Downtown West. The other developments include Kimpton and Staybridge Hotels at the Wells Fargo campus, a large apartment building on the 2300 block of Chestnut Street, and a Boxyard Development. The Boxyard, when built, will complete the JCMidtown Development and subsequent transformation of Locust.
JCMidtown also recently welcomed a series of new restaurants and businesses in the old Ed Rohr building at Locust and Beaumont. Business include Kain Tayo, Blue Jay Brewing Company, Videira Wine, Anita Cafe and Bar, and the Midtown Sporting Club. The former Beaumont Building has also been redeveloped into 72 apartments and is now known as "Malone". "Malone" features ground-floor retail space, including a tattoo shop.
A timeline on the construction of Cooper has not yet been set.