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Only 19 Stories Left to Build at 6th & Lenora

By January 12, 2012

Via6

In stopping by Top Pot Doughnuts on 5th this morning, I strolled past the construction at 6th & Lenora on my way. Since breaking ground at the end of April/beginning of May last year, this two tower apartment building looks to have its 3 levels of below grade parking in place and is up to the 5th floor (only 19 to go!).

Via6 Apartments

As I snapped a few shots of the work in progress it occurred to me that the Motel sign that used to overlook an empty lot is suddenly getting the shaft. Its viewership has dropped to that of a few construction workers :).

Via6 Apartments Jan 2012

I also surfed around for any new-to-me information on this development and found a few tidbits. Pine Street Group’s website imparts more details on the 654-unit project that is expected to be open to residents in early 2013. Interestingly, it has been named Via6 Apartments and will be a minimum of LEED Silver certified. There will be a boutique grocery store at ground level and building amenities will include a bicycle club and bike storage.

The one line that I’m skeptical about is this:

An intimate environment will promote community.

I’ll be interesting to see how they do that for 654 apartments :).