Apartments approved at 26th & Blaisdell in split vote

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

Going against recommendations from city staffers, the Planning Commission approved a six-story, 146-unit apartment building at 26th & Blaisdell in Whittier.

The July 9 vote was split on the development, which is being built by Yellow Tree and the Goldstein Law firm and designed by DJR Architecture.

The building will be a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units on the top five floors, with walk-up units along 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. The building will have a shared lobby and a 600-sqaure-foot office space. A green roof is planned for the second level, and resident amenity decks are planned for the fifth and sixth floors.

The 92 parking stalls in the building will be accessed via an alley off 26th Street. There will also be 103 bike parking stalls.

City planner Lindsay Silas called the project a “significant deviation” from what staff would recommend approving on the street and would be more suitable a block to the east along Nicollet Avenue.

Currently, the zoning in the site allows for a four-story building and the 2040 plan, still under review by the Metropolitan Council, would put the area in Corridor 3, which allows for three-story buildings.

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"Apartments approved at 26th & Blaisdell in split vote"; By ANDREW HAZZARD; Southwest Journal; July 12, 2019

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