Historic industrial buildings remind us of how our communities formed and functioned. They also remind us how those communities and manufacturing needs have changed over the course of a century. The unique characteristics of these large spaces have also inspired great vision for their revitalization. Dominium is adept at identifying the modern value of historic industrial properties. The Millworks Lofts in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an excellent example of such an opportunity.
The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport in New York welcomed travelers for four decades, but by 2001 the terminal had outgrown its usefulness and its future was thrown into uncertainty. The recent rehabilitation effort led by MCR/MORSE Development brought the fantasy and romance of air travel back to life in the form of the TWA Hotel.
At the ULI Chicago 8th Annual Vision Awards on July 10, 2019, MHA project the Carling Hotel won a Vision Award in the Program Category. The ULI Chicago Vision Awards honor those projects that have exemplified the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) ideals and set the standard for successful real estate development in Chicago.
On May 15, 2019, two MHA projects received awards from the Louisiana Landmarks Society for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The awards honored projects completed in 2018 in Orleans Parish for both restoration, rehabilitation, and new construction projects. The MHA projects, Hotel Peter & Paul and St. Stephen Catholic Church, both won in the Institutional Restoration/Rehabilitation category.
On May 9th, 2019, the 2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) honored those who have made a difference in Chicago neighborhoods in 2018. This year marked the 25th CNDA, and the architects Landon Bone Baker Architects received the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design for the Carling Hotel, a project MacRostie Historic Advisors consulted on. The award celebrates thoughtful and successful design for low- to moderate- income populations that addresses a neighborhood need while remaining sensitive to the character and context of the surrounding built environment.
Preservation Pennsylvania recently released a new economic study titled “The Missing Key, A Study of the Impact and Potential of the PA HPTC” to champion the state’s historic tax credit program ahead of its sunset date in June of 2020.
On April 12th, 2019, the Welford Sanders Historic Lofts won a 2019 Historic Preservation Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions (WAHPC). The Welford Sanders Historic Lofts & Enterprise Center is housed in the historic Nunn Bush Shoe Company Factory in Milwaukee, rehabbed for new affordable housing and affordable business offices for community service organizations.
MHA welcomes Charles “Chuck” Fisher as a senior advisor to the firm. Chuck has extensive experience with the federal historic tax credit program and until 2017 worked in the Washington office of the National Park Service (NPS) with Technical Preservation Services.