Red Owl, a 46-unit apartment project in West Wash Park, is ready to welcome tenants.
The project includes lofts and townhome style units on South Logan Street between Ellsworth and Bayaud.
“We wanted to respect the scale and rhythm of the neighborhood, so we ended up with a composition that gives every unit useable and functional outdoor space,” says Chris Fulenwider, president of CF Studio Architecture + Development, architect and co-developer of the project. “We also emphasized energy efficiency using passive elements like large windows, outdoor circulation and overhangs, which not only result in lower energy use but also become part of the character of the building.”
Red Owl was named after the old grocery store of the same name on the adjoining lot, which recently was transformed into the Alchemy Co-Working Space.
“We took one look at the old Red Owl grocery warehouse and knew we could creatively repurpose the space as opposed to demolishing the classic barrel-roofed structure, giving it a new life,” Fulenwider says.
Alchemy opened in early September and already has attracted nearly a dozen companies. As part of its emphasis on wellness, the first floor of Alchemy also houses the newest expansion location for the Endorphin fitness studio.
“Chris and I wanted to create an authentic co-working space in the neighborhood that emphasized work-life balance and matched the positive entrepreneurial spirit of the city,” says Travis McAfoos, co-developer of the project.