My friends over at Studio V were nice enough to share some more renderings for the much anticipated (by me at least) 10-17 Jackson. They would like me to note a couple of changes- the kitchens will actually have granite counters and the vanities in the bath will be smaller with storage underneath.
The lobby, though small will be double height with green/gold quartzite floors, walnut walls at the elevators and distinctive perforated aluminum sheeting on the walls of the rest of the lobby. The sheeting as pictured will also cover the majority of the exterior of the building, so the current appearance of the building should be far different in just a few weeks. Other finishes of note are solid walnut floors that are nailed down (not glued), and the cove lighting above the kitchen which the generous ceiling heights (9'4"- 11'4") afford. The cove lighting allows a more natural and evenly diffused light reflected by the white laminate cabinets. Heck, beats the heck out of a big fluorescent light any day.
According to Studio V, the building is just weeks from completion (expected by year end). Then, comes the big decision by the owner- to move forward with condos, rent the apartments or come up with another scheme. I would encourage the owner to look at the quiet, yet runaway success of it's triangular sister 10-63 Jackson down the street. If priced right, 10-17 should have similar success, even in a tougher environment.
Other small factoids: 33 units- 6 2 bedrooms, 27 1 bedrooms. You begin to clear all the neighboring buildings starting at the 4th floor.