Larkinville and the area surrounding it keep getting stronger. It seems just about every vacant building holds a world of potential for developers with big ideas. First came office space, then followed music and food. Now more restaurants and even retail space are being added. The conversion of 500 Seneca just up the street shows this can be a vibrant area of the city that is larger than one intersection.
550 Seneca is part of a $5M apartment conversion plan from Frontier Group of Cos. 94,675-square-feet of warehouse space would become 31 apartments with indoor parking.
“We’re talking about very quality apartments,” general contractor David Pawlik of Creative Structures Services Inc. said. “Expect them to be very cutting edge in their look and feel.”
Larkinville has seen such rapid development in part to its proximity to I-190, but also because this former industrial hub is surrounded by space for parking. These appeal to companies that might otherwise have looked in the suburbs and residents who want to be in the city, but be able to park on premises.