Adaptive Reuse / Historic
This is currently underway to reuse the ground floor commercial space for retail/restaurant use, to retain the existing historic theater and convert the upper floors to creative office. Entitlements are underway.
The 4th Place Lofts, 1028-1056 East 4th Place, Arts District, is a 1920’s era brick building, an ideal candidate for adaptive reuse. Situated 20 feet behind the newly converted Molino Loft condos, the project was sensitively located. It took months of strategic planning to conceptualize a project that would be accepted by the adjacent neighbors. As The Kor Group’s land use counsel, KBA was engaged from inception in project conceptualization and performed all land use oversight.
Eastern Columbia, 849 S. Broadway, is one of downtown’s iconic historic buildings. It is also an early adaptive reuse success story that helped pave the way for Broadway’s transformation. But first, the underutilized former department store had to prove its functionality as a live-work loft condo project. As a partner with the project developer, The Kor Group, Kate Bartolo worked early on with a key historic group to get their support for adding windows and balconies to the solid concrete rear wall.
Barker Block Lofts, 510 Hewitt, is a 297 unit live-work condo loft project which includes Urth Café. Barker Block was an overnight success, years in the making. Located in the Arts District, Barker Block was a collection of empty factory warehouses ripe for loft conversion. Getting there was another matter. As a partner with The Kor Group, then the largest Arts District developer, Kate Bartolo was intimately involved in the acquisition, pre-development and entitlement effort. A pioneering array of land use approvals were requested for Phase 1 and 2.