The Grand, a very large residential project going up in the Union Station neighborhood, is getting close to completion and we are now able to see some of the completed elements of the project. This substantial development will end up adding 508 apartment homes along with 8,000 square foot of ground floor retail to the neighborhood.

The South Tower is more or less complete with the fences recently taken down, and landscaping restored on the sidewalks. The 12-story tower features a very attractive brick and glass facade, along with a completely covered podium. Facing Light Rail Plaza, the South Tower features a setback mimicking some of the glass facade from the 24-story North Tower.

The ground floor for the South Tower consists of a significant amount of retail and the leasing office for The Grand Apartments. The ground floor retail here will also be the only retail that is directly attached to Light Rail Plaza.

Let’s continue on to the North Tower, which has a significant impact on the Union Station skyline. The 24-story tower entirely contrasts the South Tower, featuring a modern, all glass facade with dark grey accents between the windows.

At the street level, the North Tower also features a completely covered podium, and additional ground floor retail. The street-wall that The Grand helps complete along Chestnut is a visually stunning sight as none of it existed three years ago.

The Grand is set for completion this summer which is when we will swing back around for a final look at this “grand” project.