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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 12:34 AM
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MLive did a progress update on The Foundry, the 53,000 SF mixed-use development under construction downtown. The office portion is scheduled to be complete in July, and the restaurant is scheduled to be complete by November. A restaurant tenant has not been named yet, but developer Treystar indicated that it will be 'a unique eatery' and not a national chain.

I like the interior office area, and the terrace along the creek is a good idea, but the new exterior finishes on the non-brick portion are just abysmal. The metal panels look terribly bland and misplaced next to the beautiful tones of the old brick from the original 1907 warehouse. Basically, the exterior ended up looking nothing like the rendering shown at the groundbreaking last summer. Also not a big fan of the large parking lot in front of the building. It leaves the area around it feeling just as un-walkable as it does currently.

Here's the exterior rendering publicized last year, which showed what looked to be brick and a lot more glass at the office portion (not to mention the appearance of two stories instead of one):

Image Source: MLive

And here, the exterior as built, with all metal cladding instead of masonry at th office portion. Office space is on the left, the restaurant will be on the right:
Image Source: MLive

And, just for kicks, here is the office floor plan:

Image Source: MLive
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