THE WEDGE — Neighbors turned out in numbers to hear The Lander Group and At Home Apartment’s plans for five-story, 48-unit apartments at 2316 and 2320Colfax Ave. S., according to the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association. The site currently holds two single-family homes.
“I didn’t hear anybody who said anything positive,” said Board Member Susan Bode, referring to the Oct. 10 LHENA Zoning & Planning Committee meeting. “One of the reasons this neighborhood was founded is we were losing a lot of historic houses.”
Bode said that in the 60s and 70s, it was a common pattern to see absentee landlords allow houses to fall into disrepair, and later sell them as property for new two-story walkups.
“People are concerned that this could start a new wave of people trying to develop that end of the neighborhood,” Bode said.
The Lander Group did not return calls for comment.