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University Lofts has started leasing. Also I saw some construction workers in the former Morse Graphics building next door to University Lofts. I think a restaurant is going in that space.

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University Lofts has started leasing. Also I saw some construction workers in the former Morse Graphics building next door to University Lofts. I think a restaurant is going in that space.

 

See item #1.  I've heard that a small business from the burbs might be moving into the second floor and a restaurant would go in on the first floor.

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I also noticed work going on in the upper floors of the building to the east of the new-build portion of the University Lofts.  I think it's name is the Academy of Court Reporters building?.  I hadn't thought that it was part of the College Town / University Lofts projects.  Does anyone know if those will be apartments on the upper floors?

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I noticed that, too.  Take a look at the building from the Prospect side.  It seems there's some major rehab taking place.

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University Lofts has started leasing. Also I saw some construction workers in the former Morse Graphics building next door to University Lofts. I think a restaurant is going in that space.

 

See item #1.   I've heard that a small business from the burbs might be moving into the second floor and a restaurant would go in on the first floor.

 

 

My company, Allegro Realty Advisors, purchased the building and we will be moving into the second floor.  We have had preliminary discussions with potential tenants for the first floor, but do not yet have any commitments.  I am handling the leasing for the building and I have "For Lease" signs on order and should have the signs up in the windows hopefully next week. 

 

It is a pretty exciting project.  Obviously, the building has been vacant for quite a few years and is pretty unattractive.  It will look really nice once we do the facade renovations.  Personally, as a CSU grad, I am looking forward to being in the neighborhood as well as improving the neighborhood by rehabbing a vacant unattractive building.  If anyone knows anyone interested in the space, let me know.

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I also noticed work going on in the upper floors of the building to the east of the new-build portion of the University Lofts.  I think it's name is the Academy of Court Reporters building?.  I hadn't thought that it was part of the College Town / University Lofts projects.  Does anyone know if those will be apartments on the upper floors?

I noticed that, too. Take a look at the building from the Prospect side. It seems there's some major rehab taking place.

 

Exactly -- that's what I noticed as well.  They've taken out the windows on the upper floors, and it looks like they've gutted the interior.

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I also noticed work going on in the upper floors of the building to the east of the new-build portion of the University Lofts. I think it's name is the Academy of Court Reporters building?

On a side note, as of a couple of years ago, that building still had an ELEVATOR OPERATOR!  You'd press the elevator button and a buzzer would let the operator know you were there,  Then he/she would push a lever that would move the elevator to the floor you were waiting at, he/she'd pick you up, ask what floor you wanted, and take you up there.

 

Pretty cool.  Seemed to always be college students operating it.  Anyone know if that's still there?

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My company, Allegro Realty Advisors, purchased the building and we will be moving into the second floor.  We have had preliminary discussions with potential tenants for the first floor, but do not yet have any commitments.  I am handling the leasing for the building and I have "For Lease" signs on order and should have the signs up in the windows hopefully next week. 

 

It is a pretty exciting project.  Obviously, the building has been vacant for quite a few years and is pretty unattractive.  It will look really nice once we do the facade renovations.  Personally, as a CSU grad, I am looking forward to being in the neighborhood as well as improving the neighborhood by rehabbing a vacant unattractive building.  If anyone knows anyone interested in the space, let me know.

 

Here is a small news bulletin from the Allegro website detailing the plans for the Morse Graphics Building.

It looks like it's originates from Crain's Cleveland.

(Mods, if I need to change this, let me know)

 

http://www.allegrorealty.com/media/images/gallery/CCB%20Allegro%20Downtown%20Project%20092109.pdf

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^The following is a quote from the above press release from Allegro Realty Advisors that I only wish a company like Eaton corp. would understand.

 

"For the firm, it will give us visibility. We like the downtown fabric. Young people we recruit like urban areas, so it will help us recruit."

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Thanks Mayor! Love the design.... hate the color

 

referring to the student center?  it won't be "pink" for long... there will be a surface material applied to the non brick areas.

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Thanks Mayor! Love the design.... hate the color

 

referring to the student center? it won't be "pink" for long... there will be a surface material applied to the non brick areas.

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

CSU is really on a roll!  Good to see.  So much potential there for the school to provide that long-needed, REAL college presence to downtown.

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Some of the progress going on at the college town development...  the 2nd last shot shows the rear of the property, and the last shot shows some of the work going on in the cort reporters academy building.  I don't know if there is some "development" taking place at that property... or i guess it is possible that it is simply possible that a property owner is investing in his property and updating it a little.  Those nice things tend to happen when there is a lot of investment taking place in a particular area... shockingly people tend to jump on board  :)

 

 

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I thought the student center looked sweet with the pink/salmon/adobe color and the yellow-with-writing-on-it Tyvek.

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I thought the student center looked sweet with the pink/salmon/adobe color and the yellow-with-writing-on-it Tyvek.

 

Ha, thats a spray-on vapor barrier, somewhat new technology (being used more), same purpose as a Tyvek material.  The color is partlyso that you can see if any areas were missed.

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I hope that the Brothers Printing building cleans up its facade. Its going to look very un-nice as compared to its neighbors.

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Aren't all those buildings owned by Brother's Printing?  I'm a little surprised they didn't do it all at once.  Maybe they have to phase work so they can keep their operations going?

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I drove by the new building the other day and saw a web address where they advertise those condos; I couldn't catch the whole address, though.  Does anyone have it?

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I thought the student center looked sweet with the pink/salmon/adobe color and the yellow-with-writing-on-it Tyvek.

 

Ha, thats a spray-on vapor barrier, somewhat new technology (being used more), same purpose as a Tyvek material.  The color is partlyso that you can see if any areas were missed.

 

Thank God!  I thought I'd died and gone to tacky '80's Miami!

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Well, I'm not a big fan of the pink, but it did add some color to our two-tone downtown. So I'm not sure how I feel knowing that it's only temporary.

 

One thing for certain, the design of the student center sure looks solid -- almost bunker solid!


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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In 30-40 years, tastes will change. By then, we may think the new design is ugly as sin.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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I think its pretty ugly. It looks like it is made up of different shapes that were never meant to be fit together.

 

I am glad that it will not be made of the same concrete color as the old one. It needs to separate itself visually from the Rhodes Tower megaplex and embrace the street more. In this way, I feel the new design is much better than the old design. The old SC entrance felt more like a backdoor.

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I think its pretty ugly. It looks like it is made up of different shapes that were never meant to be fit together.

 

I am glad that it will not be made of the same concrete color as the old one. It needs to separate itself visually from the Rhodes Tower megaplex and embrace the street more. In this way, I feel the new design is much better than the old design. The old SC entrance felt more like a backdoor.

 

I think you mean doggie door! ;)

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In 30-40 years, tastes will change. By then, we may think the new design is ugly as sin.

 

Already ugly, and quite boring.

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In 30-40 years, tastes will change. By then, we may think the new design is ugly as sin.

 

I must have taken a time machine.  It looks like a giant bollard protecting the campus from cars running into it.

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Walls are already going up for the dorm behind the CSU Bookstore.  I bet the foundation is poured for the one between the bookstore and the administration building by the end of next week.  These guys are moving fast.

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Welcome aboard, Bookman!


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Thanks!  I've lingered for the past couple of years just 'listening' to everyone.  You have no idea how happy I will be to get out of this building and into the new student center.  There have been some days that the construction next to the store has practically shaken merchandise off the shelves.

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Drove by the construction site for the new dorms this morning while getting onto the Innerbelt at Prospect.  While I have not been thrilled by the renderings I have seen, I did note that they are going right up to the sidewalk on Prospect and I mean right up to it.  Maybe 6-8 feet from the street at most (at least at the corner of Prospect and the on ramp).

 

Really going up fast?  Should I be concerned about this.  The materials they are using seem more appropriate for a three bedroom house than a multi floor dorm, but what do I know.

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Drove by the construction site for the new dorms this morning while getting onto the Innerbelt at Prospect.  While I have not been thrilled by the renderings I have seen, I did note that they are going right up to the sidewalk on Prospect and I mean right up to it.  Maybe 6-8 feet from the street at most (at least at the corner of Prospect and the on ramp).

 

Really going up fast?  Should I be concerned about this.  The materials they are using seem more appropriate for a three bedroom house than a multi floor dorm, but what do I know.

 

Exactly what materials are they using?

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Drove by the construction site for the new dorms this morning while getting onto the Innerbelt at Prospect. While I have not been thrilled by the renderings I have seen, I did note that they are going right up to the sidewalk on Prospect and I mean right up to it. Maybe 6-8 feet from the street at most (at least at the corner of Prospect and the on ramp).

 

Really going up fast? Should I be concerned about this. The materials they are using seem more appropriate for a three bedroom house than a multi floor dorm, but what do I know.

 

Exactly what materials are they using?

 

2x4's and plywood.

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Drove by the construction site for the new dorms this morning while getting onto the Innerbelt at Prospect.  While I have not been thrilled by the renderings I have seen, I did note that they are going right up to the sidewalk on Prospect and I mean right up to it.  Maybe 6-8 feet from the street at most (at least at the corner of Prospect and the on ramp).

 

Really going up fast?  Should I be concerned about this.  The materials they are using seem more appropriate for a three bedroom house than a multi floor dorm, but what do I know.

 

Exactly what materials are they using?

 

2x4's and plywood.

 

HUSH!  I'm serious.

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