3 companies win an award from Heritage Ohio for redeveloping a historic warehouse into residences, helping to revitalize arts district

On October 20, 2021, Heritage Ohio presented the Best Commercial Rehabilitation Award to “those who use the proper preservation techniques to complete a total building rehabilitation.

Exterior before renovation.

This year’s recipients were Ethos Capital Partners LLC, GBX Group LLC, and LDA architects, Inc. for their combined efforts on the 2125 Superior Living project at 2125 Superior Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2125 Superior Living project is a critical component in the revitalization of the Superior Arts District.

Interior before restoration.

It joins the recently announced groundbreaking of CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC, a leading national home mortgage provider that will initially employ 600 associates at its new headquarters campus.

Future plans for the Superior Arts District include the transformation of the Artcraft Building, the largest building in the district, into 159 apartments.

The City of Cleveland has also announced ambitious plans for the Midway project, a protected bike lane down the center of Superior Avenue, connecting Public Square to East 55th Street.

In presenting the award, Heritage Ohio officials stated: “For taking two distressed buildings and turning them into 57 high-end apartments and a café for not only residents but the community, to enjoy, the 2125 Superior Living project was nominated for this award. This project has created jobs, sparked interest in historic Cleveland neighborhoods, and restored community to Cleveland’s Superior Arts District while incorporating historic preservation tax incentives.

Interior after restoration

Thank you and congratulations to the 2125 Superior Development Team: Ethos Capital Partners LLC; GBX Group; LDA architects Inc.; High Rock Property Advisors, Ltd.; &build, A PCS Company; Richard Simon Enterprises Inc; TriState Capital Bank; CFBank, NA; Global Custom Furniture; and Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation,” they continued.

The award was announced on the opening day of Heritage Ohio’s Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference held October 18th-20th in Springfield, Ohio.

About Heritage Ohio

Heritage Ohio prompts economic growth through the preservation and revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods across Ohio. Heritage Ohio is the designated statewide Ohio preservation partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through saving the places that matter, we can all build a community and live better. Learn more about Heritage Ohio.

About LDA

For over 25 years, LDA architects, Inc., has celebrated the historic built environment by revitalizing historic commercial and residential buildings. Their Historic Preservation Specialists offer a multitude of in-house comprehensive historic preservation services to fit every project’s needs. A holistic approach to projects includes a team of Historic Preservation, Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Design staff working seamlessly together. Learn more about LDA.

About GBX

GBX Group specializes in preserving and operating historic real estate in urban markets. GBX partners with property owners, developers, and local preservation organizations to acquire, redevelop, and preserve historic real estate, generating community revitalization and economic growth. Since its founding in 2001, GBX has completed over 135 projects in 21 states. Learn more about GBX..

All photos courtesy of GBX Group.

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