Stockyard Lofts: Major New Construction Announced for the Old City

A shift has happened in downtown development. Whereas for years we enjoyed a renaissance of older buildings converted to new, often residential, uses, we’re now firmly in an era of ground-up construction. One such development is complete, four are under construction and a couple of others have been announced. Joining that list today is Stockyard […]

Inside the JC Penney Building and Marble Alley Lofts (AKA City People Home Tour, Part Two)

Let’s take a look into a couple of buildings that have generated high interest in recent months and years. The JC Penney Building was brought back from a shell to include Maple Hall (and The Parlor at Maple Hall), Babalu, Archers/Cruze Farm Milk Shop and residential spaces. Marble Alley was our first ground-up residential construction […]

It’s Home Tour Season: A Small Preview of the City People Downtown Home Tour

There are actually several home tours which have happened or are happening soon. As part of Architecture Week, a city-wide tour of mid-mod homes was held last Saturday. This weekend (on Sunday), the Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes highlights Victorian and Craftsman homes in downtown’s neighbor just to the north. The first weekend in May […]

A First Look at Designs for The Residences at Pryor Brown

Preliminary designs have been released for the Pryor Brown Garage as it shifts to The Residences at Pryor Brown. Things can change, so take these for what they are, but they are likely a close representation of the finished product we’ll see at the end of the project. The architect of record is Faris Eid […]

Daylight Building Offers Downtown Homes For Sale

Five years after accepting its first residents, Dewhirst Properties is offering what have been leased apartments inside the Daylight Building, located on the 500 block of Union Avenue, for sale as condos. The historic tax credits received to help finance the renovations and re-purposing of the building in 2009 and 2010 carried the requirement that […]