On a small lot at the end of the stub end street, up against a small cliff or escarpment, a developer has fitted in a small 18 unit apartment building.
IMO, it looks great, superior to many of the corrugated or burnt wood boxes appearing around the west side. The developer is Surface Developments, authors of several other innovative infills and intensification projects. This project is on Perkins St, a sort of alley-cum-street near the Good Companions centre.
It’s modern. It lacks pinky-red brick. It has the requisite concrete-block-looking cut limestone base. There is a nice variety of window sizes and the pattern actually catches my interest. The visible end of the building has lots of little vents in it – I wish they were all coloured white.
The bottom floor isn’t finished in this photo. We’ll see how the garage door and gas meter screen turns out. A lot depends on the landscaping and finishing details. But to this point it looks like a superior example of intensification that augments the street it is on.