SUPPORT Apple Lofts
I SUPPORT the conversion of the vacant APPLE STORAGE industrial building (780 S 52nd St) to 112 loft apartments with 92 on-site parking spaces in the rear and a first floor commercial space. We urge the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Councilwoman Blackwell to consider: • The project resolves long term vacancy and blight, bringing residents to an isolated and under populated area of our community. • New residents will bring customers and support revitalization of two commercial districts along Baltimore Avenue and 52nd Street, stimulating new businesses and strengthening existing ones. • Residents will increase safety in an area plagued by crime by bringing eyes, ears and foot traffic to an empty stretch abutting the railroad. • Residential use enables the preservation of an historic building, unlikely to attract an industrial use that would garner community support. • This project will stimulate further investment in nearby blighted areas with extensive vacant land and property. • This project will generate construction jobs and attract workers who will contribute to the City’s tax base.