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Midtown Development in the Works?

Hill Realty Company is considering developing the split at Broadway and Division.  The space was home to the Midtown Great Escape – a vintage building full of comic books and old vinyls but may soon turn into an Urban Development.  Hill Realty, which already owns the property, is slowly making plans to turn this spot into a higher- end structure called the Hill Center Broadway.  They have hired Southeast Venture architectural firm to begin designing plans for this tight- triangle space.  The building would most likely be a 5-7 story tall flatiron building used for retail purposes on the lower floors and apartments on the upper floors.

While many people will want the vintage building to remain,  the midtown area is now booming with new restaurants, office buildings and retail spaces.  “We can hope the building will be creatively redeveloped,” said Tim Walker, executive director of the Metro Historical Commission. “But because the building density allowance is so high there, it often dooms these type buildings.”

Hill Realty Co. has transitioned from developing suburban grocery and shopping center to urban mix-used facilities and will most like produce the same kind of quality and success as previous developments for this Midtown property.

Source: The City Paper

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