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Lafayette Square Apartment Building to be Reviewed at Preservation Board

An apartment building, the 4th of 6 components in the planned Lafayette Square North development on the old Praxair site in the Northwest corner of the neighborhood, will be heading to the Preservation Board on June 29th.

The proposed building, at 1116 Missouri Avenue, will replace a vacant, eyesore lot in a portion of Lafayette Square set to change dramatically over the next few years. At 5-stories in height, with a 2-story interior parking garage, the building will add some solid massing to this section of the neighborhood.

The building will not include any street level retail fronting Missouri Avenue or the planned LaSalle Street extension. Instead, both sides will be blank with parking garage entrances. Above the first floor, brick and metal materials make up the facade. An amenity deck will be on the Southside of the building facing the alley between this new building and the planned Lafayette Reserve townhomes. The amount of apartment units in the building is not specified nor is the cost of the development.

The property is owned by LaSalle Street Partners LLC, which is owned by Bill O'Dell, the man behind the plan for this large development. The developer will be Cornerstone Development. The architect is HOK.

No timeline on construction was provided but based on the way things are going, we could see this building, 2300 LaSalle and the Townhomes under construction all at the same time. An office building and parking garage by the OPUS Group, being actively marketed as 1000 Jefferson, could be under construction at the same time depending on if a tenant can be secured. The remaining two blocks, which the master plan shows as a hotel and more apartments, will come later on.

An additional rendering off the building is below.

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