In 2004, CFC Properties, a real estate development and property management company, demolished the Mace grocery store and built Bloomington’s first luxury apartment complex. The Kirkwood provides eight upscale floorplans for one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with varying characteristics such as dramatic ceilings up to 20 feet, electric fireplaces, built-in shelving, large walk-in closets, and a washer and dryer. Most floorplans offer two styles; traditional or modern.
The traditional style offers a neutral color palette with carpeting and ceramic tile throughout the apartment, including crown molding and customized cabinetry. While the modern style offers washed cement flooring, elevated lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and second-floor views for those with the Townhouse floorplan. All apartments have access to either a patio, balcony, or 40′ terrace.
Popular community features include access to the rooftop deck that provides views of the downtown skyline, a 24-7 fitness center, and a private underground parking garage with storage. Residents can also easily access the nearby B-Line Trail.
According to Jim Murphy, President of CFC Properties, the building design was inspired by previous trips to Chicago and New York. During construction, CFC excavated roughly 82 truckloads of limestone from the building site. Jim shared…
“While the crew was excavating rock, they discovered an underground tunnel roughly 10 feet wide by 5-6 feet tall. They ended up having to install concrete to reinforce it.”
Interestingly enough, with all the limestone and rock removed from the build site, 62 decorative limestone spheres were placed on top of The Kirkwood, each weighing 620 pounds!
Upon completion, The Kirkwood has won several awards:
2004 Community Enhancement Award
2004 Apartment Association of Indiana Prodigy Award for Best Decorated Model
2004/2005 Indiana Chapter American Concrete Institute for Outstanding Achievement in Concrete
2005 Downtown Revitalization Award for New Housing Development
The Kirkwood’s popularity has remained strong since its construction, and it continues to be a desirable place to call home in downtown Bloomington.