My husband and his partner toured this property last week.So fellow Uptowners, any reuse ideas for the Somerset?
Let me begin by saying, not all developers have green scales for skin and only one motivation. We proudly have a long resume of historic preservation and would like to see this property regain some of it's original grace.
We are busy in the research phase at the moment; and I want to ask-
What (as a community) would you like to see this building become?
In addition to apartments, there is a tremendous amount of open space. The possibilities for retail, a cafe/restaurant, and on the top floor a community room/gym facilities available for the tenants/owners...
(as part of my research I'm looking into if I think I could find someone to do a CAFETERIA...no joke, they were all the rage in 1920's and there was one in the building originally!) Cool or not?
Obviously a new, more thoughtfully planned facade is a must...sadly it would take a lot of resources and a lot of time to recreate the terra cotta facade that once was there...an eventual goal perhaps.
March 25, 2010
New Life for the Somerset?
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