While Little Italy continues to be one of the most exciting neighborhoods to watch, much of its redevelopment has occurred in the area south of Grape Street. That’s beginning to change, with the addition of the new Ballast Point tasting room last year, along with Richard Blais’ acclaimed Juniper & Ivy earlier this year. North Little Italy—or NoLi, as some are calling it—could be on its way to becoming the new south.
On Juniper Street between Kettner and India, Legacy Apartments is on track for completion this summer. The mixed-use project includes 31 residential units, as well as some commercial space.
Balconies overlook Juniper Street on the north side of the complex. We have no doubts that those windows must be thick to soften noise from the flight path, which runs almost directly over the building.
Check out these high ceilings in the retail spaces.
In recognizing the changing scene on the north end of the neighborhood, the Little Italy Association relaunched the popular Kettner Nights arts event as NoLi Nights earlier this month. The quarterly event will continue to welcome area residents to explore its lively galleries and shops with extended hours.