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Came across this building several times as it was going up. It may be "eco" as in energy efficient, but its drab exterior and wire mesh screening make it look like a 1950s housing project.

Fred Leeson

I'll make a special effort to go by and see this one. I like the energy efficiency angle and the bike stuff. It's great that it rented so quickly -- the developer must have hit a good price point. But it looks pretty boxy to me. It strikes me that as we return to what might be called "streetcar architecture" -- living units over storefront retail -- we have NOT captured the grace of many of the 1920s originals.


Have to agree with the others. While this building is eco-friendly and I like the mixed use aspect of it. It's ugly and I'm afraid it's not going to age well.

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