Retail plans along the stretch of E. 11th St. west of Beverly St. look to be moving in a more concrete direction once again — SRS has started advertising available square footage in a double-decker strip center planned on the eastern half of the block. The design for the site has been totally overhauled since the original ads for a Park Place on 11th development (the weathered signage for which is still hanging around on the property, and has been for the better part of a decade.)
The potential footprint of the retail space spreads all the way from Beverly St. to just east of metals brightener Bright Metals of the Heights. A leasing siteplan shows the center insulated from the 11th St. traffic by a breathable dual layer of parking spaces — and even a triple layer on the Beverly St. side:
Also hanging around on the site for about a decade: the Apama Mackey Gallery’s movable triple shipping container home, constructed on the far west end of the site in anticipation of the building eventually getting the boot and moving elsewhere.
The gallery appears to have closed and reopened since its original 2007 setup, more recently picking up the non-Menil-affiliated Museum of Drawing as a roommate.
County records suggest the bungalows on the rest of the site date back to the 1920s. The 14,040 sq. ft. of planned strip center space that would replace the slew of existing structures are depicted as intended mostly for retail and office use, with a planned restaurant endcap on the ground floor:
- 628 E. 11th St. [LoopNet]
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Images: SRS Real Estate Partners (renderings and site plans); Swamplot inbox (photos)