“It was just after noon on a Wednesday, beer was flowing and food trucks dished out barbecue and other delicacies, all accompanied by live music.
Few groundbreakings are so festive. Then again this was Lawrenceville, the gritty East End neighborhood with at least 1,000 reasons to celebrate these days — the number representing apartments being planned or under construction.
Taking center stage was the Foundry at 41st, a $35 million residential development that will turn part of a former 19th-century foundry site into a place featuring 182 luxury apartments, an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, a dog park connected to an indoor pet spa, and a public park along Willow Street.
The centerpiece of the project is Bay 4, the hulking remnant of a former mill building, a football field in length, that will be used for community public space — thus the food trucks, beer vendors and music. The project is the creation of Fort Willow Development and Walnut Capital.”