Properties Magazine March 2017 : Page 42

FINE FEATURES Apartments incorporate granite counters (top), bamboo flooring (middle), cherry stained wood cabinets (bottom) and stainless steel appliances. are presently negotiating for the bal-ance of the retail space. It’s all worth it in the end As final touches are being added, the team is quite proud of the end product. “I don’t think we’ll ever see another project like this,” Fluker recalls, “but I especially love the two-story units. They turned out wonderfully.” “This project was a distinct challenge, but I really get a lot of sat-isfaction from repurposing a building,” Perticarini says. “It takes a lot more grit from the development side and a lot of prowess from the architectural team to hang in there, as these projects can seem to take forever to complete.” Smythe reflects that, “I think every hurdle possible was thrown our way. In “Not displacing a single resident, we were able to take boarded-up buildings and convert them into vibrant new retail and apartments, while maintaining the historic integrity of the buildings.” Rick Foran Foran Group Development LLC the end, it’s a very positive feeling of accomplishment though. I also can’t say enough about Tracy Nichols and Ohio City Inc. (OCI). Every time a problem arose, if we needed help, they were there for us. But, not only did we benefit from OCI’s assistance, the impact on the neighborhood is really huge.” “Hingetown wasn’t even a reality when we started,” continues Foran. “We feel very proud of our impact. Not displacing a single resident, we were able to take boarded-up buildings and convert them into vibrant new retail and apartments, while maintaining the historic integrity of the buildings.” Ohio City and nearby Hingetown look to be some of the most vibrant new communities on Cleveland’s west side, and West 25th Street Lofts is well poised to be at the epicenter. P 42 Properties | March 2017

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