Windsor Companies holds meet and greet


BROOKE:THE FIRM THAT IS BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE FIRE BLOCKS DISTRICT IS IN TOWN TODAY FOR A MEET AND GREET.2 NEWS REPORTER DEVERO BOGART WORKING FOR YOU TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED FOR THE DOWNTOWN COMPLEX AND JOINS US LIVE WITH THAT INFORMATION. DEVERO:WINDSOR COMPANIES IS THE NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR TACKLING THIS 10-ACRE, SIX BUILDING COMPLEX SAYING IT WOULD CREATE NEW JOBS AS WELL AS NEW RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE SPACE. PREVIOUSLY, THIS AREA BETWEEN SECOND AND FOURTH STREETS AND JEFFERSON AND ST. CLAIR STREETS WAS UNDER THE WING OF THE ELLWAY GROUP, BUT WINDSOR NOW AT THE REINS AND SAY THE REVIVAL OF THE FIRE BLOCKS WILL BE DONE IN STAGES. PHASE 1 IS A 35 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION PROJECT FOR THREE BUILDINGS — THE ELKS BUILDING, THE HUFFMAN BUILDING, AND THE 124 BUILDING ALL ON EAST THIRD. THE COMPANY WILL TRANSFORM THESE PROPERTIES INTO COMMERCIAL SPACE, RESIDENTIAL SPACE INCLUDING LOFT APARTMENTS AND UNCONVENTIONAL OFFICE SPACE. THE APARTMENTS AND OFFICE SPACES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MOVE-IN READY IN 12 MONTHS. THEY SAY THEY ARE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN BECAUSE WHILE MUCH IS BEING DONE TO THE OUTSKIRTS, THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN, WHERE THE FIRE BLOCKS DISTRICT IS, STILL HAS A WAYS TO GO. SOT: ERIC VANZWIETEN/MARKETING PR MANAGER FOR WINDSOR COMPANIES”YOUR AVERAGE DEVELOPER WOULD COME IN AND LOOK AT THIS AND SAY NO WAY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO THIS, WE’RE GOING TO GO BUILD SOMETHING FROM THE GROUND UP. WHEREAS WE LOOK AT THESE OLD BUILDINGS AND TAKE ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES FROM 100 YEARS AGO AND TURN THEM INTO SUPER INNOVATIVE, SEXY SPACES THAT PEOPLE WANT TO WORK IN AND PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE IN.” DEVERO:THE COMPANY IS PLANNING TO HOLD AN OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT AUGUST 24.REPORTING LIVE, DEVERO BOGART, 2NEWS WORKING FOR YOU.

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