A former La-Z-Boy furniture distribution warehouse on North 10th Street is going to be redeveloped into 166 luxury apartments by The Core Companies and Republic Urban Properties. They are going for the aesthetic of an urban boutique-hotel and plan amenities such as a pool with cabanas, game areas, a yoga room, conference rooms, and a community room. Construction could start next year and build-out would take between 14 and 16 months.
If that was not enough, the developer ROEM Corp is planning to start on a 106 apartment project in mid 2013 just a few blocks away. The increased population density will definitely help the Japantown community continue to thrive and expand.