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200 apartments coming to former Derby Dolls site in Historic Filipinotown

The new project should be complete in two years

Courtesy of Trammel Crow Residential

In late July, work was underway to demolish the warehouse that was once home to the roller derby team known as the Derby Dolls. It and a handful of other buildings that shared the block along Temple Street were going down, and it seemed that a big mixed-user was going up.

Developer Trammel Crow Residential announced Thursday that the property between Bonnie Brae Street and Westlake Avenue in Historic Filipinotown will give rise to a 200-apartment, mixed-use development.

The complex, called Alexan South Echo, will stand five stories tall and spread across 1.7 acres. The 200 rentals in the building will be a mix of studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, with an average unit size of 898 square feet. Each dwelling will have nine-foot ceilings, balconies, and in-unit laundry, plus access to resident perks like a dog grooming station, a pool, and outdoor barbecue areas.

The Alexan South Echo will also hold nearly 20,000 square feet of retail and two floors of underground parking.

Trammel Crow bought the property and the "permit ready plans" to build the current project from Axiom Real Estate Investments just this month.

The Alexan South Echo broke ground today and is expected to be complete in October 2018.

Trammel Crow Residential’s other Alexan, a 26-story tower at Ninth Street and Hill, is wrestling with some serious neighbor opposition (they’ve lawyered up) on the basis that it will block views of the landmark Eastern Building.