A long empty parcel in the heart of Little Italy has been filled in…by this? Towering over historic single family homes and the landmark Fir Street Cottage Shops is a case study in uninspired architecture, questionable design and paint choices, and poor craftsmanship. This apartment complex certainly makes a mark on the neighborhood – but not in a positive way. It adds nothing to the streetscape and stands in sharp contrast to the surrounding structures. The north and south facing walls in particular offer uncoordinated and jarring colors and designs. That formerly empty lot deserved better!