The O’Krepki Family acquired a city block in the Hammond Downtown Development across the street from the Municipal Historic District. This city block contained old warehouse buildings that were underutilized at a critical location in the rapidly improving historic district in downtown Hammond, Louisiana. The goal was to modernize the entire city block into a mixed-use development, with office/retail on the ground floor and apartments/condominiums above. The master plan showed following zoning recommendations of zero outlined development, with the buildings located on the sidewalk surrounding the entire block and parking contained in the center of the development. Square 71 on the northeast quadrant on the block is Phase 1 of the master plan. The two-story design created storefronts on the street at the ground floor with apartments above on the Oak Street facade and a 2-story commercial lease space on the corner of Oak Street and Morris Avenue. A restaurant is located on the ground floor with a yoga studio located above on the corner, and there are two other commercial tenants. Design includes balconies at the 3 apartments along Oak Street and a wrought iron steel balcony at the 2nd floor of the lease space. The design consists of brick veneer in keeping with the vernacular of the Hammond Historic District.