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The century-old Maydestone building at the corner of 15th and J streets is scheduled to open in spring or summer to provide 32 apartments to working-wage tenants.
“We broke ground a couple of months ago,” said Bay Miry of D&S Development. “We’re building it in four phases of eight units.”
The building has four floors for housing and a basement, which will serve as a common area with an exercise room, office spaces and a common kitchen.
All units are fully contained with their own kitchens and bathrooms as well.
“I’m most excited about two things,” Miry said. “First, we are rehabilitating a major eyesore in a very prominent location. Second, it provides more workforce housing to Midtown and downtown.”
Much of the building’s historical character is being preserved, including the above mosaic at the main entrance.
According to Miry, historic pull-out beds are being preserved and incorporated into some of the remodeled units.
Corner units are the bigger ones, coming in closer to the 850-square-foot size. Smaller units begin at 400 square feet, and Miry said monthly rents will range from $700-$1,100.
Rooms will be accessed through the interior hallway on each floor.
An all-metal exterior staircase will allow for the building to be accessed by the rear as well as the front.
Some of the details of the approximately $8 million project are still being hashed out, and in the above photo, co-owner Steve Lebastchi (right) discusses construction-related issues with contractors.
The above photo shows the basement, which will house the common area and amenities.
Brandon Darnell is a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press.