The long-lasting Montgomery Building in downtown Spartanburg is within the midst of a significant facelift.
Almost all the pre-solid concrete exterior panels overlaying the constructing have been eliminated, as redevelopment work pushes ahead on the 93-year-outdated construction.
Greenville-based mostly BF Spartanburg LLC, which closed on the constructing on North Church Road in February, is within the midst of an estimated $29 million historic renovation venture that can create a blended-use advanced with 72 upscale residences and quite a lot of restaurant and retail house.
The renovation venture is slated to be completed in October 2018.
James Bakker, lead developer with BF Spartanburg, stated the constructing’s façade dealing with the St. John Road parking storage will keep in place and the deteriorating fireplace escape can be eliminated. The brickwork can be mounted and painted and each window can be changed, he stated.
The constructing’s hundreds of exterior panels can be changed with replicated panels made of contemporary supplies and match to historic requirements.
“You’ll see the brand new flat panels on flooring 5 by means of 9 go up first after which ornamental panels will come after,” Bakker stated. “The home windows would be the final thing we put on the façade.”
Contained in the constructing, development crews with Harper Corp. are drilling by means of flooring to create a brand new inside stairwell, prepping the constructing for plumbing and electrical energy and framing the studio, one-bed room and two-bed room models on the third by means of 10th flooring.
Flats will vary in dimension between 471-,465 sq. toes and can merge authentic architectural parts with fashionable facilities, together with a washer/dryer setup. A number of models will characteristic bay home windows within the residing areas and as much as six home windows within the bedrooms, providing a singular perspective of the downtown Spartanburg skyline.
“I feel all of the models are turning out nice,” Bakker stated. “You actually get phenomenal views in just about the entire constructing.”
Resident facilities can be positioned within the constructing’s basement, together with a health heart with a bathe and loos, a convention room, a working house with 23 desks, a print and replica heart with a espresso space and greater than 50 storage models for tenants.
“So far as the inside renovation goes, the 10th ground will get executed first after which we’ll hold working down. The primary ground is on its personal schedule,” Bakker stated.
The constructing’s second ground is being renovated to accommodate round 11,700 sq. toes of workplace house that can embody a leasing workplace.
There can be round 10,600 sq. toes of retail and restaurant house on the primary ground, the place Harper Corp. is working to revive the glass storefront home windows alongside the constructing’s inside arcade.
Shannon Johnston, the venture’s on-site superintendent with Harper Corp., stated the arcade includes a big quantity of plaster work.
“Our ornamental plaster man simply completed making one of many molds that can be within the corners and alongside the pillars within the arcade,” Johnston stated. “We’re having them recreated model-new to match how they had been initially.”
One of many largest areas off the arcade is a four,900-square-foot floor ground and basement space the place Bakker hopes to see a restaurant. The house is on the nook of North Church and East St. John streets and can have ground-to-ceiling glass home windows.
“(The house) can have extra glass house than it does wall house when it’s executed,” Johnston stated.
Bakker stated there have been a number of events within the retail areas, however no leases have been signed but.
“We’re working diligently now to get workplace and retail tenants,” he stated.