Everyone Ordered Out of Memorial Club Apartments’ Remaining Half, New Apartments Set To Rise in Its Place

Residents of the Memorial Club apartments at 955 Westcott St. now have 5 months left to beat it from the complex in order to make way for a new residential building that’s set to rise in its place. According to a letter that landlord Greystar sent out on June 11, the deadline to vacate is December 31. Up until then, the company “is engaging a relocation specialist” to assist tenants with their moves.

The photo at top shows the apartment’s yard sign, with an arrow (since covered up) pointing across Westcott to where its leasing office once sat within the demolished eastern portion of the complex. Greystar tore that section down in 2014, about a year after buying both halves of the complex and announcing a 2-phase redevelopment plan for the land, to include 550 units spread across a pair of buildings.

297 of them are already housed across the street in the 6-story Elan Memorial Park building — pictured below — that the developer put up in 2016:

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Photos: Laura A. (courtyard); Memorial Club (sign); Elan Memorial Park (Elan building)

Exodus on Westcott St.

5 Comment

  • the hyped trader joes never materialized.

  • Gentrification anyone?

  • Shame I used to live there, way back when Washington/Douchington avenue was still pretty industrial and rent was very affordable. Miss the location and spacious albeit odd apartment, had some wild times at the pool.

  • I used to be a leasing agent and then a manager at this property 20 odd years ago. There weren’t all the super fancy complexes inside the loop back then, and despite few amenities, it could attract a good resident profile. We always had no outstanding rents by the 5th of every month, which is rare on 350+ unit properties, (it was both sides of the street back then). Of course a lot of people were hesitant to lease there because it bordered on what was considered by many as a sketchy neighborhood back then, Rice Military.

  • It is a shame,,the residents are extremely upset. These apartments are well loved and is perfect for those that are tired of the high rise living expenses: in other words, paying for the frills and hotel like atmosphere.
    Memorial Club with some fixing up, could bring in Grey Star a lot of money. It is always full and people clamor to move in there as is in a perfect location. We are hoping Grey Star changes there mind..people are wanting to get back to apartment living. Memorial Club is the perfect place to live..quiet, great staff. Grey Star does no always seem to use good judgement, and this would be one of the cases. This is a charming apartment complex with a great on site management team..As the saying goes, Grey Star: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”