The vacant lot at the southwest corner of Emerson Street and East 8th Avenue in Capitol Hill has long been considered a prime site for multi-family residential development. Over the years, several developers have proposed a project for the property, but none have gotten out of the ground. As an interim use, the parcel has served the neighborhood well as a community garden. Now, a new residential project is finally moving forward. Here’s a GoogleEarth aerial where I’ve noted the site:

Architect and developer Chris Fulenwider recently started construction on the project, a 42-unit apartment building. Rental rates will range from $900 to $1,900/month, with unit sizes ranging from 500 – 800 square feet. The three-story building will feature a below-grade parking deck with one space per unit, accessed from the alley. Here’s the project rendering, courtesy of Mark Throckmorton from Fulenwider. Also, my thanks to Doug Poppe for additional information on the development.

Excavation is currently underway and the project should be complete by next spring/summer.