As an adaptive reuse junky, I always make time to pull over when a see cool reuse of buildings.
These are some shots from around Colorado earlier this summer. My wife always asks me “what takes so long” when I am on road trips performing commercial appraisals or working on investment sales. Well honey, here are some of my distractions:
Colorado Springs: Midland Terminal Railroad Roundhouse
The roundhouse was sold to local developer Griffis/Blessing who gutted the building to its original stone walls and wood timber frame and renovated the building at a cost of $2.5 million into an upscale retail center. The renovation included glass windows framed by the original track door openings. In May 2009 Carmichael Training Systems, the coach for Lance Armstrong, moved into the renovated roundhouse. Included in their facility is Endurance Sports Club, a training facility. They occupy about 10,500 square feet of the 38,000-square-foot building. In February 2012 construction began for Colorado Mountain Brewery to open their second location in the roundhouse.
Canon City: Former Bank now AT&T Retail Store
Hayden: Former Grain Mill turned Coffee Shop and Art Gallery
From the Granary’s website:
When the Delaney’s purchased the Granary, it was with the intent to keep this historic building as a gathering place and an iconic symbol in the small community of Hayden. Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary is a coffee house that continues the tradition of the Granary as a connecting point in Hayden, sharing good friends and great ideas and continues the quest for the Granary to become a hub for local food, art, heritage and community. The Granary is a place where people are reconnected back to the land and each other. We believe most inspirations start over a great cup of tea or coffee, and hope you agree!
Hope you enjoy these projects. I plan on adding more photos of each as separate posts at some point and maybe even some interviews with the owners / redevelopers!