Living Downtown

There’s a reason why people want to live downtown. You park your car and you are steps away from…great movies and meals at the Robinson Film Center, conversation over coffee at the Lofts at 624, an art exhibit at Norsworthy Gallery, pampering at Remington Suites, live jazz at JOSH Lounge and a fresh-brewed ale at Red River Brewing Co.
Walk to the Shreveport Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, to the Red River District for live music, to the riverfront for fun and exercise. Hop on your bicycle and pedal to the Downtown YMCA for a dip in the pool or to Oakland Cemetery for a history tour. When Monday comes around, roll out of bed and walk to your office, refreshed and looking forward to all the fun that the current week will hold.

Apartments

416/418 Edwards Street Apartments– Two mirror-image apartments on the ground floor of a small historic building just across the street from Lee Hardware Apartments.

2 BD/2.5 BA on two levels- 1500 SF, indoor parking. Everything inside is new from the brick paver flooring to the giant granite kitchen to the appliances and bathrooms. Amenities include: New appliances, full-size washer & dryer, second floor bedrooms that overlook the living area, adjacent parking. $1300-$1500 per mo., depending on the number of parking spaces needed. Water included. Pets NOT allowed. CONTACT: Greg Solomon, 318-210-6551.

710 Crockett Street Lofts– The former Salvation Army building re-imagined into spacious lofts. Half a block from the Strand Theatre and inside the Shreveport Common Art and Culture District. Secure parking included. Seven ground- and second floor units available.

Open concept living, 1000-1800 SF. Amenities include: tall ceilings, concrete floors, large windows, W/D connections, gated and secured parking, outdoor patio area. Tenant responsible for all utilities. Pets WELCOME. CONTACT: Leon Dayries, 318-453-5366.

800 Texas Avenue Lofts– Three apartments in the historic 800 block of Texas Avenue. Reach out and touch Minicine?, Municipal Auditorium, Asian Gardens and Central ARTSTATION from your living room!

Second floor apartments, 1200-1600 SF. Tall ceilings, brick walls and wood plank flooring, appliances included. One-to-two bedroom units. Amenities include: adjacent parking in a gated lot, new interior construction. Water, sewer and Internet included in rent. Pets discouraged. $800-$1300 per month.

The Fairmont – 708 Cotton St. Affordable units in downtown’s largest apartment building, located conveniently at the entrance to downtown in the Shreveport Common art and culture district. 254 one-to-two bedroom units.

429-858 SF, private lot parking.  Amenities include convenience store and café on site, all utilities paid, fitness room, sun room and pool, laundry room each floor.  Elevators. Pets allowed with deposit. Contact 318-424-6662. $550-$720.

Jefferson Apartments– 907 Louisiana St. The historic Jefferson Hotel converted to residential living, just across from the site of the old Union Station Railroad Depot. Rehab is happening all around this location.

285-767 SF. Studio to 2-bedroom units. Street parking. Amenities include: laundry room on each floor, fitness room, community room. Small pets allowed (25 lbs and under) with deposit. Elevators. Water & electricity included in rent. Contact 318-221-7505. $495, $595, $695.

Lee Hardware Apartments– 319 Edwards St. Affordable units in a former dry goods warehouse.

725-1299 SF, studio-to-2 bedroom units. Apartments feature exposed brick, plank wood floors and high ceilings. Amenities include a gallery space for use by tenants on the ground floor, an in-ground pool shared by tenants at United Jewelers. Fenced, secured parking for an extra fee, laundry rooms on each floor. Water included in rent, elevators. Pets allowed with deposit. Photos/Floorplans. Contact 318-222-0163. $627-$751.

Ogilvie Hardware Lofts– 217 Jones St. Income restricted urban lofts in a former wholesale hardware store.  90 units. Tall ceilings, concrete floors, expansive natural light, storm windows, laundry facilities.

607-1143 SF. Amenities include a community center, fitness room, saltwater pool, on-site fenced parking, attractive landscaping. No pets allowed. Contact 318-227-9343. $609-$725.

The Lofts at 624– 624 Texas St. Downtown Shreveport’s first mixed use development featuring stylish apartments in multiple configurations, office space and retail on the mezzanine and a restaurant/coffee shop and full-service salon on the ground floor. 46 units-Studios, One/Two Bedrooms, Split-Level Lofts, Penthouse units. Floorplans.

483-1270 SF. Amenities include: all new construction, new appliances, kitchens and baths. Coffee shop/restaurant, additional storage. Lot parking nearby. Water and Internet included in rent. Pets Allowed with deposit. Contact 318-582-1702. $700-$1840.

United Jewelers Apartments– 301 Crockett St. Apartments in a historic building just steps away the Farmers’ Market, Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness or any one of a number of downtown events in Shreveport’s famous Festival Plaza. Sci-Port Discovery Center and the running/biking trails along the Red River are just three blocks away. 54 units, one-and-two bedroom. Elevators. Floorplans.

800-1135 SF. Amenities include: tall ceilings, multiple apartment configurations, lots of natural light, large closets, washer and dryer in each unit. Fireplaces in select floorplans. Pool on site, gated and secure parking. Card access to building. Basic cable included in rent. Contact: 318-222-0163. $780-$980.

COMING SOON- Southern Bell-627 Crockett Street. One of downtown’s few Mid-Century Modern buildings takes on a new role as apartments. Right across from the historic Strand Theater, and part of the Shreveport Common Art and Culture District, Southern Bell sits in the middle of a downtown art explosion. 11 units, ranging in size from 483-1270, $700-$1840. Amenities include a rooftop deck, and adjacent, secure parking. CONTACT: 318-458-4691.

COMING SOON- The Standard – 509 Market St. A beautiful 1911 high-rise is being re-envisioned as a mixed use development with 72 studio, one-and-two-bedroom units, a dog park on the roof and a deli/market on the ground floor. Prices for the units will range from $756-1350. Parking will be adjacent in the parking garage.

 

Condos For Sale 

229 Milam– The historic Crystal Oil Building rehabbed as condominiums. One bedroom and larger, centrally located near Festival Plaza. Large roof deck, perfect for viewing Fourth of July fireworks! Contact your Realtor to see if one of these condos is currently available.

COMING SOON- Ridgeway Square, 719 Marshall St. New construction in a historic two-story building. Amazing views of the giant Mega Mural on the side of the AT&T Building, elevator, all new vintage-look appliances, various sizes and layouts.

550-2850 SF, $155,00-$285,000. Amenities will include: Inside parking, market/deli on the ground floor, all new construction with new appliances, kitchens and bathrooms. Original tin ceiling tiles, tall ceilings, ample natural light. Contact: Lauren S. Webb, REALTOR ReALTA Real Estate Services 318-841-8124 Office, 318-518-1781 Cell.

Single Family Residential For Sale

Buildings for Sale (Residential Conversions)

Many buildings downtown would be appropriate for residential conversion. Already a number of historic buildings including the old Sears Department Store, Lee Hardware, United Jeweler and Ogilvie Hardware have converted to apartments. The former Crystal Oil building is now condos, and 719 Marshall is following suit.

There are a number of buildings still available downtown that would make great residential property as a single family dwelling, condos or apartments or mixed use with commercial/retail on the ground floor. Some of these buildings would qualify for both State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.

These buildings include (but are not limited to):

Uneeda Biscuit

Eugene’s Guitar

Standard Brand Shoes

Arlington Hotel

Petroleum Tower

Rubensteins/Lanford Buildings

401 Spring Street

Remember that almost any building downtown could have a residential component to it. 100 years ago, most buildings downtown had a retail space on the ground floor and an office or residence upstairs.

Remember— there are a few small apartments tucked into buildings downtown that are available from time to time. If you are looking for a place, ask us if any of these are available.