From the Lee Jeans Warehouse to repurposed loft-style apartments in the heart of Downtown.
Built by the infamous, Henry D. Lee, founder of the Lee Jeans franchise, this historic, 100+ year old warehouse stood vacant for over 20 years. Now, it serves as a catalyst for growth and revitalization in the heart of small-town America. This historic rehabilitation showcases the original masonry, heavy timber structure, and other architectural features, while breathing new life into its core.
Redevelopment for the North Tower included plans to repurpose the warehouse into a mixed-use building with a large commercial space on the first floor, 53 apartment units and resident amenity spaces.
The warehouse, which would be home to the 53 apartments units, was seen as a bit of a blank slate. It needed all new mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems throughout, along with all the amenities needed to create a modern apartment loft-style unit. The exterior brick walls, were maintained, and preserved with a coat of white-wash paint to resemble the original aesthetic of the warehouse walls. Throughout each floor, you will find an open ceiling structure, to showcase the unique heavy timber joists and beam structure of the building.