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Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Residents have started moving into the first of two new projects from the Lykens Companies on Detroit Avenue. The four townhomes on the south side of the narrow Italian Village street were originally proposed as a for-sale product, but are now for rent. “Those are pretty unique, and we’ve seen a lot of excitement for […]

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Project Update: Budd Dairy

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Budd Dairy

Although renovation work in the former Budd Dairy building in Italian Village is not set to begin for another month or two, the new-build development immediately to its north is nearing completion. Kevin Lykens, owner of the Lykens Companies, said that the 36-unit, four-story building will likely open for residents by the end of September, […]

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Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

The redevelopment of the Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue was approved last week by the Italian Village Commission. The project calls for demolishing the existing one-story building and replacing it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. “We […]

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175-Unit Apartment Building Among New Proposals Submitted for Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 175-Unit Apartment Building Among New Proposals Submitted for Italian Village

Snyder Barker Investments, the local developer behind Aston Place in Victorian Village and the Broadview in Fifth by Northwest, has submitted a proposal to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop two large parcels currently occupied by Acorn Distributors, a janitorial and foodservice supply company. The plan calls for demolishing the existing 50,000 square foot warehouse building […]

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Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building. But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it […]

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New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

The latest plan for the former Budd Dairy complex in Italian Village calls for over 40,000 square feet of office space spread over three buildings. A restaurant would occupy the front of the main building at 1086 North Fourth Street, while two warehouse buildings that sit to the east would be preserved and renovated under […]

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First Piece of Budd Dairy Development Getting Close to Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Piece of Budd Dairy Development Getting Close to Approval

The first piece of what could be a transformative development along the North Fourth Street corridor in Italian Village is close to receiving approval from the Italian Village Commission. The Lykens Companies presented the latest design to the commission earlier this week. Submitted renderings show a three-and-a-half-story, 35-unit building at the northeast corner of East […]

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