Properties Magazine March 2017 : Page 41

SUITABLE SPACES Apartments at West 25th Street Lofts range from 618-square-foot studio units to 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath units. Five suites on the second floor have direct access out onto a huge rooftop patio area. block. The 26,400-square-foot, heated garage can accommodate 55 cars. Wall-hung bike racks enable tenants to keep their bikes handy on the first floor. Of interest to many of the riding residents is the greenway proposed on the south side of the block (Aust Avenue), which will eventually connect the rest of Ohio City to new access across 25th Street to the Lake Link Bike Trail. Apartments are located on four floors, many looking out into a 40-foot-tall, four-story atrium with a 50-foot long, polycarbonate sky-light. Comfortable community seating is planned for the first floor of the atrium, where many community events have already been hosted. Apartments range from 618-square-foot studio units to 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath units. Some are set up as two-story townhouses. All feature Energy Star, Frigidaire stain-less-steel appliances and cherry stained wood kitchen cabinets. Glossy granite tops sparkle under the pendant LED fixtures. Most feature bamboo flooring and 18-inch by 36-inch vinyl plank flooring for the kitchen/dining areas, and most have borrowed lights for the interior spaces. All units have been designed and equipped to meet “Green Communities” standards. Many of the apartments have struc-tural steel elements occurring in their spaces – some at the walls and some overhead. One unit even has a rolling circular steel support that still operates a boom crane. Five suites on the second floor have direct access out onto a huge rooftop patio area. The balance of the tenants can also take advantage of this area “This project was a distinct challenge, but I really get a lot of satisfaction from repurposing a building.” Outside, Foran mentions that the former 18-foot-wide sidewalks have been restored to more green-friendly tree lawns with grass, trees and nar-rower sidewalks. “A family-owned Italian restaurant from Olmsted Township will be taking the retail space at the south-east corner,” Smythe says. “They’ll be doing breakfast, lunch and dinner.” Carloni’s is a classic Italian restau-rant featuring pastas and pizzas. to see a patio facing West Pete Perticarini Expect 25th with lights strung across for &build, a PCS company evening dining alfresco. The owner’s family will also through a sixth door that opens into the be moving into living quarters above the restaurant, formerly built for the public corridor. All the apartments have individu-Baehr family. They’ll enjoy some of the ally controlled electric heat pumps with opulent appointments still remaining, programmable thermostats and Smythe like nine-foot-high pocket doors, two relates that tenants have been pleased marble fireplaces and awesome views of Cleveland’s skyline. Three other tenants with their reasonable utility bills. SINCE 1972 Façade Inspection | Tuckpointing/Caulking Pressure Washing | Brick & Stone Repair/Replacement 216.881.4142 | 4408 St. Clair Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44103 www.hmhrestoration.com www.propertiesmag.com 41

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