Development Watch: 910 Union Street


The last time 910 Union Street was on our radar, developers had announced the former Cathedral School would be converted into a seven-story condo building. A reader noticed lots of work happening at the site, and although the addition hasn’t gone up yet the building looks pretty much gutted at this point. According to a sign on the construction fence, the project is called “The Park Union,” and it’s scheduled to be finished next June. Click through for a larger shot of the rendering.
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12 Comment

  • I don’t get why they are screwing up the facade. South Beach trash.

  • It looks as though they are totally saving the facade…what do you mean?

    They are building an addition on top of the existing building. What’s not to like about that from a preservation standpoint?

  • They should have kept the existing facade to act as a base to the building but they are not doing so unfortunately. The rendering shows a modern and completely graceless base.

  • They should have kept the existing facade to act as a base to the building but they are not doing so unfortunately. The rendering shows a modern and completely graceless base.

  • They ARE keeping the facade of this building, the rendering is just not a great one.

    • Where do you see anything remotely resembling the old building other than the use of brick and similar archways. The new version eschews proportion and grace in favor of a heavy-handed bludgeoning of the original. It seems the designer was using this as a reference, minus the neon.

  • They are keeping the facade. I’m sorry that the rendering looks so bad, but they are keeping the facade. That’s why they are gutting and not demo’ing. Go ask the workers for yourself.

  • How about a thank you to someone having the balls – whatever your ascetic preferences – to a company spending millions of dollars to put folks to work and invest in a big way in our community? Rather than nitpicking on a picture?

  • Blayze… what does that even mean? “South Beach trash”? The original article says that the developers are from the area…

  • I agree the rendering is not great and was actually a first pass of what American Development Group is building at 910. I can assure the community that there will be limited to NO glass on the balcony and we are actually working on a medallion depicting the name of the building and Grand Army Plaza images on this medallion which will be affixed to the period wrought iron railings being designed.

    The building no longer will depict a recessed front but will be more in line with the existing 3 story facade. We currently are built to the 6th floor in the middle and rear, and will start on the front wall in about a week or so.

    This project has reclaimed a significant amount of the original brick to be utilized in this structure and is maintaining the character and feel of a period apartment complex, with updated amenities.

    We have designed and are fabricating hand crafted kitchen cabinetry with crown moldings, an appliance package that is energy efficient and green. A kitchen storage pantry that will allow bulk storage of purchases. The project also will maintain mostly three bedroom family friendly units and we welcome ideas and suggestions from the community at large.

    All comments and suggestions are taken seriously and we do evaluate them as practical ideas and comments. Please feel free to continue to comment, good or otherwise.

    Perry M. Finkelman
    CEO
    American Development Group, LLC

  • I agree the rendering is not great and was actually a first pass of what American Development Group is building at 910. I can assure the community that there will be limited to NO glass on the balcony and we are actually working on a medallion depicting the name of the building and Grand Army Plaza images on this medallion which will be affixed to the period wrought iron railings being designed.

    The building no longer will depict a recessed front but will be more in line with the existing 3 story facade. We currently are built to the 6th floor in the middle and rear, and will start on the front wall in about a week or so.

    This project has reclaimed a significant amount of the original brick to be utilized in this structure and is maintaining the character and feel of a period apartment complex, with updated amenities.

    We have designed and are fabricating hand crafted kitchen cabinetry with crown moldings, an appliance package that is energy efficient and green. A kitchen storage pantry that will allow bulk storage of purchases. The project also will maintain mostly three bedroom family friendly units and we welcome ideas and suggestions from the community at large.

    All comments and suggestions are taken seriously and we do evaluate them as practical ideas and comments. Please feel free to continue to comment, good or otherwise.

    Perry M. Finkelman
    CEO
    American Development Group, LLC