Work has begun on Norstar Development’s plan to redevelop the northern section of the Shoreline Apartment complex on Niagara Street. After demoing the former architecturally significant buildings that were designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph and completed in 1972, the parcel will be home to eight new buildings containing 48 apartments. The current buildings are being built right up to the sidewalk, with parking in the middle of the parcel.
The new buildings are described in a previous BRO article as “A 20-unit, three-story brick building with fiber cement siding accents containing 10 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments will anchor the new development at the Carolina/Niagara Street corner. A building with two to three level townhouses will also be constructed along Niagara Street. The remaining six fiber cement sided buildings proposed for the site contain units with one or two levels.
Seeing that the partial demolition and the new development are well underway, despite a preservation battle to retain the original Rudolph designed buildings… maybe the City and the developer could come to an agreement that at least one esteemed section of the architecturally significant complex be preserved for posterity?
To learn more about the development, along with site plans and full set of drawings, click here.