Properties Magazine March 2017 : Page 38

GETTING AROUND Upon entry from the courtyard, visitors and guests are greeted by swooping curved glass walls of the leasing office and nearby fitness center. and the older complex consists of five different structures: the stables, the powerhouse, the Odd Fellows hall, the brewery and the brewer’s residence.” Often, each building had its own brick type and unique mortar, which all needed to be maintained. Almost nothing could be salvaged from one part of the building to be used somewhere else. None of the team had ever encountered a project with as many unique requirements. The challenges continued with approvals needed for the new Traco windows being ordered. Just prior to their submission, the U.S. Park Service, which administers the federal tax cred-its, placed increased pressure on the state historic tax boards to do much more stringent reviews before they were sent to Washington. “During the review in Columbus, we were subjected to all sorts of additional Laborers Local #310 | Cleveland Carpenters | Elevator Constructors Local #17 | Operating Engineers Local #18 layers of review,” relates Fluker. “We lit-erally met with four different inspectors, each with their own specialty. What we normally could expect to be approved in one to two months stretched into almost six months.” Final approvals did come eventually, in time for the first wave of tenants to move in September 2, 2016. Twenty-two units were completed at first, with a second batch ready for occupancy on November 15. December 30 saw the final certificate of occupancy ready for the last 36 units. Burkshire Construction Congratulations to &build , a PCS Company on a job well done! Now Celebrating 25 Years • • • • Selective Demolition Miscellaneous Concrete Miscellaneous Carpentry Hoist Operations Taking a tour Entry to the apartments is through a newly created courtyard facing north on Church Avenue. A swooping curved glass wall encloses the leasing office to your left as you enter the old stable area. Elevators to the four floors of apartments occur on the right. Following the office wall, another glass-walled area encloses the fitness center, with abundant exercise machines, weights, bands and balls. Strip LED fixtures and a large exterior window make for a bright, cheery space. Looking above, the ceiling features historically interesting, inverted queen post trusses. Another door off the lobby, right out-side the elevator doors, leads to the two garage units situated in the center of the Properties | March 2017 We are available to you 24/7 Certified FBE/SBE/CSB | 6033 State Road | Parma, Ohio 44134 | 440-885-9700 38

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