Cathedral Square Building
11th and J Street
Developer: St Anton / Cordano Company
Architect: Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning
26 Stories, 233 Units, 15K Retail
I have been waiting for this one for LONG time. The area of this project covers the Mother India Restaurant down to the burnt Copenhagen Building. This stretch is one of the most beat down parts of downtown. The sheer amount of blight it gets rid of, while replacing it with vibrant retail and housing makes this project pretty damn important.
This one was literally first high-rise condo project that we heard about back in Oct 2004 when the condo fever began. It got buried in the background because The Towers then Aura come out in the news a couple weeks later. Plus, they have progressed much slower than the others for whatever reason.
From the information I got, we should see it in design review very soon. Environmental is almost wrapped up and they are proceeding with the development.
Looks like the main part of the building is going to be on the 11st Street side with J Street being used for loading, with some commercial space. The condo entrance is on 11th Street. I'm not big on the loading dock being on J Street therefore cuting out vibrant commerical space, but it's a minor complaint. This should really help connect the eastern part of J Street all the way to 800 J Lofts, esp with Joie Di Vive on the way
Original article from 2004