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Lowell
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Post Number: 2152
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Posted From: 66.167.58.137
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is up with this property? Why is it boarded up.? This was rehabbed about 15 years ago and done quite nicely. I had a friend who live here so I saw the whole property. In the back is what appears to be a half finished six car garage unit.

mb

I have a special interest as I have followed this site for decades, back when it was Edith's Hideaway Lounge and when I made this early 80's painting.

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Jt1
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Post Number: 6382
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Posted From: 198.208.251.24
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe that the developers ran out of money converting it to lofts.

If this is the place I am thinking of there was an illuminate party there about 2 years back to hype the place or get interest in sales. Obviously the interest wasn't there and the developers scrapped the project.
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Dabirch
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Post Number: 1292
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 208.44.117.10
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It had been occupied as loft up until about 2001.

Then was vacant, and quite a bit of stripping/salvaging appeared to have taken place.

they appear to have secured it and are re-doing interior.

The garages are relatively new, and are still in progress (not left half built).

This all comes from relatively regular (weekly) visual observations over the past 6 years -- have not spoken with anybody involved.
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I stand corrected.
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Dabirch
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Post Number: 1293
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I stand corrected.




I was just going to type the same thing...

As said, visual observation only. I could be making it all up...
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 749
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Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

anyone know what the tall building in the back ground is? I've always been curious....it can't be office or living space judging by the tiny windows
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 44
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Posted From: 68.248.15.192
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The building on the north side of the street was to be Phase II of the Landsberg lofts development. My understanding is that the developer (Dennis Ammerman) lost the property to foreclosure. The building on the south side of Milwaukee St. is phase I of the Landsberg lofts- completed about 6 years ago. The developer had grand plans for the whole neighborhood including new townhome style construction. There is a unit for sale right now at Landsberg Phase I, click here for photos:
http://pub.realcomponline.com/ List/6/6/N/2ONYMHDAIXU66N.htm

(Message edited by brandon48202 on January 11, 2006)
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Dabirch
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Post Number: 1296
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brandon --

When I looked at the Landsberg, years back (pre-development) the building on the north side (the one in question) was occupied.

A move by Ammerman to acquire/evict/run out of money makes total sense for the rapid deterioration that building underwent.

Thanks -- always wondered what had happened.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9739
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I have a special interest as I have followed this site for decades




Lowell,

Having followed this site for decades, have you asked yourself what is up with this property? LOL
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2154
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The whole project has such a bunkered look. It is a classic variation of the "Ghetto Renaissance" style which favors windowless groundfloors and walled from the world. [Think Highland Park High School] All that was missing were the gun slits. It needs less defense and more trees. One would think is was an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
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Ddaydave
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Post Number: 244
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 6:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

is this the one I see few blocks down from hasting street ballroom ??? theres a place not far from there I would like to look into
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 751
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ddaydave, indeed it is.
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Adamjab19
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Post Number: 599
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Posted From: 69.47.170.119
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 11:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didnt realize those landsberg lofts were around for that long. I saw them a couple years back also because I was at the tangent gallery. It seems like a very random place to live. I see that the chaps building along grand blvd. Is coming along nicely and o how I drool about the ducharme building also along grand blvd. Perfect for redevelopement that building seems...
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Adamjab19
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Post Number: 600
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That tall building in the back there looks at best like a vault company or something. I would hate to live and/or work in there with only rear facing windows. If I am thinking of the right building still, going on east grand blvd. it looks like someone loaded some paint into a water spray gun and sprayed the infamous EGGS tag on the side there.
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623kraw
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Post Number: 739
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Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The building in back is the (former?) Detroit Storage Company.

EGrandBlvdBldg.jpg
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 753
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 10:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks kraw

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