On October 21st, 2019 the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) presented its 31st annual Preservation Achievement Awards. MHA project 2101 Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts is one of seven projects receiving a Preservation Achievement Award and MHA client Larry Curtis of WinnCompanies was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence.
MHA project Lofts on Arthington won a 2019 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for its rehabilitation of the historic Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalogue Printing Building in Chicago, Illinois. Landmarks Illinois honors nine projects, professionals, or organizations annually for their involvement in the field of historic preservation. Lofts on Arthington will be awarded the 2019 Award for Rehabilitation at the awards ceremony on October 18th, 2019.
Travelers and locals alike flock to historic market buildings around the world. In the United States, among the best known are Union Market in Washington, DC (1931), Pike’s Place in Seattle (1901), Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia (1893), and the City Market in Charleston (1804). Today, developers take inspiration from the success of these purpose-built marketplaces to create unique food experiences in the form of trendy food halls, often reusing historic buildings with an open interior volume as their canvas.
MHA project Lofts at Lyman Mill in North Providence, Rhode Island will receive a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation on October 6, 2019 at the annual awards ceremony presented by Preserve Rhode Island and RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. The owners of the building, Robert Terino, Anthony Santoro and John Santoro, will be awarded a Historic Preservation Project Award for their careful preservation of the historic Lymansville Company Mill into contemporary apartments with modern amenities.
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.
This week’s edition of The Economist magazine has an informative article about urban revitalization in St. Louis. In a city with a turbulent history of racial segregation and housing discrimination, and one The Economist calls “one of the country’s most troubled,” the article describes signs of hope in the form of Millennial in-migration and successful educational efforts in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods. At the heart of these trends the article highlights a public/private innovation district named Cortex Innovation Community being developed—and thriving—in a formerly abandoned industrial area between Washington and St. Louis Universities.
What better day is there to talk about going green in South Boston than St. Patrick’s Day?
Just as the valiant men and women who are honored this week for Veteran’s Day, there are many retired military properties that have been honored through preservation and reuse. MHA has had the privilege of being consultants on a few.
The term preservation means different things to different people. To colleagues in our firm, it can mean historic buildings, tax credits or advocacy. To many of our clients, it relates to keeping affordable apartments affordable at the end of their original financing or subsidy period. Many of these housing subsidy programs, like Section 8, have been around for decades and are managed by HUD.