A warehouse building located at 1917 Rutger (at Mississippi Avenue) in Lafayette Square may soon be rehabbed into 30 residential units and 1 commercial space according to a recent building permit application. Owner JLSK Properties, LLC has applied for a permit in the amount of $800,000 to rehab the building. That permit has not yet been issued.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the building:
Lafayette Square was initially an upscale 19th Century Victorian suburb that was quite a hike from the bustling city (within the confines of today’s downtown). As factories and warehouses began to encroach on the residential district in the 20th Century, the well-heeled residents fled to new wealthy enclaves farther west. Today, in cyclical fashion. some of these warehouses and industrial sites have been converted back into residential uses (the Lofts at Lafayette Square/M Lofts). The warehouse at 1917 Rutger may soon add to those ranks.