Another 2017 development favorite, the Intrada Lofts at South Grand’s terminus with Carondelet Park looks great.
Looking back at that post, we said:
“Now, this project was somewhat of a bitter pill to swallow as we lost the former Southern Funeral Home as a result of it. That building was one of our personal favorites in this part of the city. But with a grain of salt in my craw, I'm willing to accept that the property was a tough one to repurpose for modern residential, retail or restaurant space. And, the important corner building at Grand and Holly Hills Avenue, known locally as the "Shoppers Cleaners Building" was in a bad way. The building was neglected by its former owner to the extent that I feared it would succumb to the firebugs/squatters or the elements. The property had over 250 Citizen Service Bureau complaints against it.”
The lofts are providing housing for young adults aging out of foster care and the storefronts along South Grand and Holly Hills Avenue are occupied and provide a breath of fresh air from the sidewalks. It’s nice to see more residents calling this great part of the city home.
Here’s how the property looked as of publishing.