The Ohringer Building could tell the history of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Once an eight-story furniture store, a beacon of commerce along the bustling Braddock Avenue business corridor, the long-vacant building will reopen late this summer after a $10 million renovation.
The residential project includes 37 affordable-rate artist residences including studios and one-bedroom units.
“Think of this project as anti-gentrification,” says developer Gregg Kander. “It’s not about building housing for 37 artists. It’s about rebuilding a thriving, diverse community. The real mission is transformation with the existing community’s participation.”