We last checked in on the northeast corner of 31st & Jefferson a little less than two years ago, as construction was just getting underway for a project called Otto Brewerytown. You can probably guess if you don’t remember that 1501 N. 31st St. was previously an industrial building, and you can certainly be forgiven if you never knew it was most recently used by a company specializing in the sale of suspension parts for cars and for food truck sales and rentals. These sorts of uses made all kinds of sense in yesterday’s Brewerytown, but as we noted just a few days ago, residential development has exploded in this neighborhood, particularly in this section. So this kind of thing is rapidly becoming an endangered species around these parts:

In the past

And this is pretty much the norm now:

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Phase one is done

To refresh your mind on the details of the project- it’s from Precision Realty Group and includes 52 condo units, with a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedroom units. Design work for the project came from ISA Architects and there’s approximately 2,500 sqft of retail space at the corner, and 57 parking spaces. Many units have sold already, with prices ranging from $200K up to almost $450K, and two units are currently listed for sale, with a 1 bedroom unit listed at $300K and a penthouse unit offered at $480K.

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Seen from the east

Looking at the building after considering the details of the project, something probably looks a little off to you. Yeah, there’s no way you’d be able to fit 52 condos in that building unless each one was maybe 300 sqft. So there’s obviously more to come. And that’s what brings us here today. The phase 1 building includes 20 units, and an L-shaped building is now seemingly under construction for the second phase, which will introduce another 32 units to the conversation. Quick mental math says that will make for a total of… 52.

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Dirt moving next door

The building that got built ended up a little different than the initial renderings, with some additional accents added to the exterior. The phase 2 building will be similarly modified from the original plans. Check out these updated renderings:

Internal rendering
Aerial rendering

Another friendly reminder, like we told you before, the building is named for Otto Wolf, a local architect that famously designed countless breweries at the end of 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. One notable example of Wolf’s work sits right across the street, in the form of the Poth Brewery, which will likewise be occupied by residents once its adaptive reuse construction is finished, probably sometime in 2021. Throw in the Hub buildings across the street and a few other newish apartment buildings down 31st Street, and this intersection is poised to become a major residential hub in this section of the city. Good thing the neighborhood is named for its past and not its present, because Apartmentbuildingtown doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.