A large addition to Kendall Yards has become quite obvious in recent weeks with construction crews hard at work on both the new " West of Jefferson " building and the Flatiron building next door. Both are to be mixed-use structures with the ground floor of each building being set aside for retail / restaurants. Four commercial units in the West of Jefferson and maybe only one in the smaller Flatiron. Baker Construction & Development is the general contractor and architectural design was done by Bernardo Wills Architects.
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West of Jefferson ( seen above ) will be a large 52,901 square foot, five story building with apartments on the upper floors. Forty-one apartments will be included with studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom floor plans.
The Flatiron Building ( seen above ) will be a 15,300 square foot building with the upper floors also used for apartments. Eight apartments in all, each unit will offer loft style mezzanine.
We plan to continue watching these projects and look forward to future news about what business will occupy the new commercial spaces. Additionally, a new commercial building is also now nearing completion along Nettleton on the opposite end of Kendall Yards, there the Crepe Cafe Sisters food truck is planning to open a brick & mortar restaurant.
Planning is also underway a couple of projects nearby Kendall Yards, including "Uprise Brewery" off of N. Ash where a old warehouse was recently demolished. The developer of the Blockhouse Life development on S. Perry is planning a similar project of sustainable apartments just a blocks west of Kendall Yards. We will watch for news on those projects as well so stay tuned!