Flanders Architecture, Inc
Client: Dean Street Properties & Henderson, LLC
Size: 3-story Complex
New Building: 8,500 sq.ft.
Historic Building; 3,200 sq.ft.
Services: Architecture, Engineering and Historic Preservation
A creative building combination was produced on one of the last vacant corner properties in downtown, restoring life to an existing historic structure while adding a new building with contrasting modern architecture.
This side-by-side complex exemplifies mixed-use development by incorporating new “urbanism” elements, which make architectural relationships between the historic 1925 structure and the new 200 l building. Some of these amenable elements were an open sky courtyard entrance, upper floor connecting bridges, and shared use & cost of the stairs and elevator.
This unique diversified project was the first downtown project in the previous fifteenyear span to combine restoration work with new construction. This economical solution for two adjoining properties was instrumental in launching a decade of redevelopment work in the downtown district.