We'd argue that the two biggest developments in Brewerytown in the last decade are Brewerytown Square, a collection of townhomes built by Westrum before the recession, and Bottom Dollar Food, a grocery store that opened just a couple of years ago. When we were in the neighborhood the other day, traveling down 31st Street, we discovered a construction site at 3100 W. Thompson St., right in between the two.

Construction site behind Bottom Dollar

Brewerytown Square across the street

Doing a little digging, we quickly learned that the construction site is a new effort by Westrum to develop residential units in Brewerytown. Dubbed 31 Brewerytown, the project will include 2 three-story buildings, each with 32 rental apartment units. The units will start at $1,200/month, but will have high end features and finishes like granite countertops, stainless appliances, washer/dryer, and keyless entry (like a car!). Many of the units will have balcony space. Parking will also be available for some tenants, with private garages available for another $75/month. Check out the renderings:

Project rendering

Rear view

It's great to see that Westrum is making a return to Brewerytown after a recession-inspired hiatus. And we really hope that this project is a huge success for them and they remain bullish on the neighborhood. After all, they also own the southeastern corner of this intersection, which is likewise crying out for development. Its vacant state will stand out even more as 31 Brewerytown goes up- but hopefully not for too much longer. We're optimistic, and so, it seems, are the folks at Westrum.

Westrum lot on the southeast corner. Could it be next?