The apartment complex is slated to go up between Bosco’s Restaurant and Acklen Ave., leveling the currently standing buildings in that portion of the village. It is currently unclear whether those affected tenants (Zeitgeist Gallery, Peabody Shoe Repair, Cotten Music Center, The Cosmetic Market and Retropolitan) will relocate or not.
Developer H.G. Hill had originally announced to put up a 69-apartment, three-story complex, however Hillsboro Village’s urban design overlay doesn’t allow buildings on the block to exceed two stories. With zoning rules in mind, the developer’s changed their plans for the complex and scaled back to 47 apartments to keep within the village’s eclectic and cozy design.
This week, renderings for this project were released, and show a structure with clean lines and a hip, urban appeal. The buildings were designed by Manuel Zeitlin Architects and will replace an existing grouping of vintage, masonry structures currently slated to be razed in early 2013.
The first image shows the building as seen from 21st Avenue with the second showing Bosco’s on the far right.
Work on this project is expected to begin early next year.