As has been the case on many blocks in Point Breeze of late, the 2000 block of Federal Street has seen considerable redevelopment. On the block's eastern end, OCF Coffee House opened a couple of years ago and Breezy's Cafe moved in a little more recently, adding to the commercial mix at the top of Point Breeze Avenue. On the south side of the block, two new construction projects and a rehab have progressed nicely since we first covered them back in July. And on the western end of the block, seven homes with parking in the rear are replacing a lot that's been vacant for quite some time. This is a change from what was originally presented as a plan for fifteen condo units.
Today we have news of yet another project for this block. Developer Vitaly Paluchenko, the guy who recently built three triplexes on 18th Street just north of Washington Avenue, is looking to do the same on the 2000 block of Federal Street. Currently, 2011 and 2013 Federal St. are vacant homes with red paint peeling off their facades, and 2015 Federal St. is an empty lot. We don't know the exact plans but we'd have to guess that the new buildings could look similar to Paluchenko's buildings on 18th Street.
The lots are zoned for single family homes, but with over 1,200 sqft of size they could certainly accommodate multi-family buildings. Interestingly, the south side of this block, which features smaller lots, is zoned for multi-family. Will this be enough to convince the community and the ZBA that the developer should get a zoning variance? Stay tuned, we'll find out in the weeks to come.