All Saints District To Get Shipping Container Apartments Soon
The All Saints district of Tallahassee is soon going to get new funky living spaces. The project, Freight Yard, is re-purposing used shipping containers to create bespoke apartments. This is the first shipping container project for Tallahassee-based firm Conn Architects.
This type of architecture is common in Europe and is slowly catching up in the US as well.
The Freight Yard will offer two types of apartments – the luxury macro apartments of about 700 square feet called ‘roomies’ and 160 square-foot micro apartments called ‘cozies.’ The majority of the project will consist of 30 recycled shipping containers, which includes the micro-apartments but not the macro-units.
The bigger units will rent for $1,400 a month and the furnished smaller ones will go for $700 a month and both options will include utilities and WiFi. The project’s 12 macro apartments will be ready for occupancy by August.
A recent request to modify the Freight Yard’s permit for additional units and minor modifications was approved by the city’s Growth Management Department. Once the macro-units are done, work will begin on the project’s courtyard and commercial space. The micro-units are slated to be ready by August 2020.
The project is strategically located within a stone’s throw from many important landmarks of the city. It will close to be a four-minute walk from FAMU and FSU and eight minutes from Cascades Park. It’ll take five minutes to walk to state offices and less than a minute to get to Domi Station, the city’s first community incubator for start-ups.