New Apartment Building Proposed for Pershing Avenue Surface Parking Lot

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A new, 165-unit apartment building is being proposed for a large surface parking lot at 5510 Pershing Avenue in the city’s DeBaliviere Place neighborhood. The current owner of the lot is shown as Kilamanjaro IVC and the contractor is listed as Klitzing, Welsch and Associates. A “zoning-only” building permit application was received by the city yesterday to construct the new multi-family structure. The project would need to be approved by the City’s Zoning Section to move forward.

Plans for the apartment building show 279 parking spaces in a structured garage. Ground level space includes office and three one-bedroom apartments. The garage is wrapped by apartments through three levels, with an amenity level including courtyard, pool, and fitness center on the fourth level, and apartments rising to seven floors. The building will consist of 24 efficiency, 107 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom, and 6 three-bedroom units.

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Below is an aerial of the site showing the location of 5510 as well as 5539 Pershing, a project we reported on in May.

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The new multi-story apartment building at 5539 is also designed by Klitzing-Welsch Associates.  The lot at 5539 currently features tennis courts and a pool. Aerial photography suggests that several apartment buildings were demolished in the 1970s or 1980s to create both open spaces. If both projects are built, very few gaps in Pershing Avenue’s already dense streetscape would remain. The 5539 project site will reportedly be used as construction staging for 5510, before that project gets off the ground.

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Another apartment building was recently completed just to the east of these projects. That building, 245 Union, is part of the West End City apartment complex.

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Click here for a map of the area.


A $22M building permit was issued in August 2016, with construction beginning in September (image from November). A building permit application was recorded in July 2015, and was canceled later that year.