The transmission line, originally envisioned as a thruway from Kansas to Indiana, has struggled to gain approval in Missouri and Illinois.
The $11 million Broadway Lofts project is part of a state incentive that targets net-zero, transit oriented affordable housing.
The concrete anchors borrow a resilient pattern found in the shells of arthropods such as shrimp, crabs and lobsters.
Only two states added more wind capacity than Illinois in 2019, while Indiana saw growth despite a lack of incentives.
State and local governments often have authority but lack the resources and political will to enforce pollution rules.