In 1998 Zeppelin built the Grand Cherokee Lofts, a mixed-use urban infill building in the Golden Triangle. Developed on a formerly vacant lot, the Grand Cherokee contains 36 loft residences, three town homes, an art gallery, and a graphic design business. The Grand Cherokee was conceived as an activated live/work presence in the neighborhood, and it serves as an example of thoughtful infill and scaled mixed-use development.
Central to the owners’ interests was the opportunity to create a diverse range of living spaces within the context of a cohesive design. The 36 loft units were designed as a series of four double-height volumes growing upward from street level. The three townhomes, complete with individual gardens, are tucked behind the structure’s other uses and offer a quiet retreat form adjacent street activity. The two distinct unit types are linked by a central courtyard space that serves as an informal community gathering space and point of semi-public interaction.
completed January 1998
1050 Cherokee Street