Some renderings and potential site plans for a retail redo of 3 warehouses at the southwest corner of W. 18th St. and N. Shepherd Dr. make an appearance in the current leasing listing for the property. Preliminary plans for the development, to be called Lowell St. Market after a former name of N. Shepherd Dr., show a greened-and-glassed-up version of the Savvi Commercial Furniture warehouse (above on the left), with a matching redo of the Airmakers Cooling & Heating building (visible on the far right).
The flier bears the logo of Radom Capital, which is a partner in the Heights Mercantile development on 7th St. Radom is also behind the pink-and-white redo of the former Heights Plaza shopping center on E. 20th, which Steel City Popsicles told Eater they’d be ready to move into some time this month. Plans for the Lowell center are still a ways off, however; the leasing flier gives summer 2017 as an estimated construction start date, but also mentions that sale or leasing of the whole property as-is isn’t off the table.
The 3 structures currently on the site add up to 20,380 sq.ft. of space; the redevelopment would scoot some of that space around and pare it that down to 10,000 sq.ft., making room for a parking lot in the back. Here’s what the footprint could look like following that trim-down:
The flier includes one floorplan variation, showing what the spaces could look like after a bit of facade-sculpting and divvying-up. The central building has been converted into a restaurant in the version below, with the truncated green space in front holding an outdoor a patio:
Here’s a peek straight down that alley shown next to the central building, looking south from W. 18th toward the parking lot:
The style board included with the early design sketches includes details like wooden slat exterior features, translucent parapets, and landscaping including grass mounds:
The development would fall into a row with the other retail redevelopments popping up along the nearby stretch of N. Shepherd in the past few years, including the car-dealership-turned-Mellow Mushroom and Cane Rosso locations currently getting worked over. To the south on the same block is the strip center containing Lone Star Insurance and We Buy Gold, north of USA Auto Brokers:
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Images: Radom Capital