Designer: RDG Planning & Design
Project Size: 12,000 square feet
The Story City Greater Chamber Connection (GCC) is an organization committed to historic preservation and economic revitalization, so the decision to renovate the Charlson Building on Broad Street where the GCC is housed and use income generated from the six apartments on the second floor to fund future civic projects was a logical one.
Story Construction acted as the design-builder on this project to restore the 12,000-square-foot building that dates back to 1898. The lower level – which at different times housed a clothing store, opera house, bank and billiard parlor, and currently is used by an investment firm – was renovated for retail and office space. Upstairs, nine apartments were reconfigured into six larger units and completely remodeled with new kitchens, bathrooms, light fixtures, window treatments, carpet and paint. Before work was completed in October, four of the apartments and the retail space on the mail level had been leased to new tenants.