After a two-year pause, additional construction is proposed for the Highland Park neighborhood. The Chalmers Apartments at Highland Park will consist of 175 new apartment units including housing and beds for those who seek assistance due to homelessness. It is the next phase of the larger Highland Park development located at 129 Holden Street where the Central Park Plaza was demolished. The project is proposed on a 5.37 portion of the larger 24.92-acre site.
From the Application:
The Project includes the construction of two three-story L-shaped apartment buildings with approximately 155 combined total units that is located on the northern portion of the Site, just south of Chalmers Avenue. The Project also includes construction of four two-story townhome style apartment buildings with approximately 20 combined total units located on the southern portion of the Site, just north of Central Park Avenue. Additionally, the center of the Site will include a fenced in playground surrounded by a community greenspace courtyard, as well as 104 onsite parking spaces for residents. The Project will also include landscaped greenspace, accessible pedestrian walkways, lighting, streetscape and other on-Site improvements.
The Chalmers Apartments at Highland Park, L.P. is project developer that has been designed by LaBella Associates.
Previous projects within Highland Park include four apartment buildings and 20 affordable townhouses. The original project, spearheaded by now defunct LPCiminelli, was envisioned as having 717 residential units with a mix of residential unit types, including apartments, walk-up flats and townhouses, potentially single-family detached units, and a small amount of supporting commercial development.