Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Core to Shore Lofts?

For those who don't believe we will see much impact yet in terms of real development from Core to Shore, this post is for you. Because, hearken, you are about to be proved wrong.

As I was checking Google for anything new on C2S I was a little surprised when I came across a Sperry Van Ness commercial listing for a circa 1919 4-story brick warehouse building off Shields that is being pitched as a perfect site for lofts. The 56,000 SF building and adjacent 30,000 SF warehouse is being marketed for the pretty penny of $4.25 million. I've always thought this building would be a good fit for some pretty cool lofts. So I was glad to see that there's some lofty activity going on in the area already.

The listing mentions the pristine site, and how the area is being revitalized for new offices, retail, and lots and lots of lofts. Unfortunately the listing fails to mention the convention center proposed for C2S. Any guesses why?


BDally said...

Let me guess... The convention center is more than likely not going to happen? Anyway, are these are early implementations of C2S finally emerging? If so that is wonderful news, we need to get a move on.

Walker, Downtown Ranger said...

No, the convention center will happen. I just don't know how this building, which needs to be saved imo, will fare. It will either be incorporated into the convention center complex or be razed. It was particularly interesting that ppl are actually talking about turning the bldg into lofts..