The former Franklin Street and Church Street Police Headquarters are about to welcome their first long-term residential tenants. Douglas Development has started pre-leasing for Police apartments with occupancy from next month. According to plans prepared by Antunovich Associates, 114 apartments occupy the historic building that Douglas Jemal bought from the City for $ 3.05 million. Carmina Wood Morris has been involved in project approvals and tax credit work.
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom plans are available. Studios vary in size from 400 to 957 square feet and are priced from $ 1,200 to $ 2,800. One bedroom plans cost between $ 1,650 and $ 2,600 and range in size from 567 to 1,224 square feet. A two-bedroom unit includes 987 square feet of space and is priced at $ 2,700.
Apartments feature keyless entry, tiled showers, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, custom blinds, and washers and dryers in each unit. The building’s amenities include a fitness center, club room and lounge, co-working space and green space for pets.
Parking for 84 cars is provided in the basement and part of the first floor.
This is Douglas Development’s second completed downtown residential project. The company created 104 apartments in the annex buildings of One Seneca which were quickly let out. Many more are in the works. Jemal is making plans for around 600 apartments in the Statler, has approved a three-story addition to a plaza-level commercial building in One Seneca that would include 33 apartments, and is planning an unknown number of residences on properties he is buying from. . Simon Electric along Ellicott Street. The city is currently reviewing the company’s plans for a nine-story building west of Seneca One that would include parking for 300 vehicles topped with 148 apartments and has submitted a proposal to redevelop the city’s Mohawk Ramp that would include 200 residences, parking and commercial space.