November 2014 Project Update


Work is underway at 1201 Walnut Street, both inside and out, as 3CDC prepares to move into its new office on the 3rd and 4th floors in early December. Inside, both a new elevator and new stairs have been erected, interior partitions have been framed and painted, and new lighting and plumbing fixtures are currently being installed. On the exterior, new windows are in place, painting has started, and the new storefront on the ground floor is nearing completion.


Later this month, the brewing equipment for Taft’s Ale House will be delivered and installed. Due to its massive size, the equipment will have to be inserted through a second-story window with the use of multiple cranes. In the meantime, exterior work on the building, including window installation and painting of the tower, is ongoing and expected to be completed early next month. Inside, installation of Rookwood tiles in the brewing areas is in progress.

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Demolition of the interior is now complete, and a new roof has been installed. Work on the interior is ongoing, including framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. Renovations are expected to be completed by early 2015.


Demolition of the building’s interior has continued, and floor sheathing has been installed in the basement and on floors one through three. Sheathing will be installed on the fourth floor later this week. Masonry repair is ongoing throughout the interior and exterior, and a new roof membrane has been installed. Additionally, new basement concrete has been poured and construction on a new set of stairs is underway.


The facility’s 2nd-floor slab was poured earlier this month, and face brick installation has started on the exterior. In addition, interior framing will begin by the end of month.


The mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are nearly complete in Building 1 at City Gospel Mission’s two-building campus. Drywall hanging and finishing has started on both floors of the building, while roof demo and reinstallation will take place this month. At Building 2, the 2nd-floor slab will be poured this month. Additionally, face brick installation is underway on the exterior of both buildings.


The One Mercer building recently filled its commercial space, as The Mercer – an Italian-European restaurant – officially opened its doors on November 5.


Progress continues to be made on all three buildings at 1311-1315 Vine Street. Current construction includes floor repair and shoring for basement excavation at all three buildings. Additionally, preparations are being made for the new construction portion of 1311 Vine Street, including excavation.


Outside of the building, the exterior glazing for the façade and the installation of wire mesh is complete. The granite curb has been set in place, while the pouring of concrete for the sidewalks has started and is nearly complete. Also, both cranes have been removed from the site. At street level, construction of the storefront is complete, and installation of the revolving doors for the garage lobbies is underway. Construction of the parking garage office, as well as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing finishes in the garage and commercial spaces is nearly complete. Construction of the parking garage elevators and painting of the signage and parking lines has continued below and above grade. On the building’s interior, the hanging of drywall is almost complete. Additionally, drywall finishing and installation of the handrails for the stairwells is ongoing.


Interior demolition has begun on Parksite, with careful attention to protecting and preserving the numerous decorative fireplaces located throughout the building. Environmental abatement is complete and temporary utilities are in place, as the renovation continues to progress according to schedule.


Three more of the nine units that comprise the Tea Company Townhomes have been sold or are under contract, making it a total of six. The three remaining units include two one-bedroom condos and a single family townhome. Pricing and other listing information for the remaining units is available at


In the past month, two more of the 33 units at Westfalen II have been sold or are under contract, for a total of 25. The remaining eight units vary in size from studios to one-bedroom units, feature shared outdoor space, and some offer private balconies. Pricing and other listing information for the remaining units is available at