• Austin Root House

  • UPDATE: (May 23, 2016) - The exterior siding and roofing of both buildings is nearly complete. Final exterior architectural details will be completed in the next several months. The interior finishing for the second story residential apartments are nearing completion. The ground floor commercial tenant spaces are largely unfinished. The final tenant improvements for the ground floor space will be completed under separate building permits depending on the needs of the tenants, once secured. 

    Crews will be engaging in extensive site work over the summer and early fall, including sidewalks, pavers, and landscaping. It is expected that the project will be complete by the end of 2016.


    UPDATED:  (May 11, 2015) -  Work has begun on the Austin Root House project. The original building (known as Building B in the planning) has received a building permit. The structure has been lifted off its foundations and suspended away from its original location. In the coming weeks, crews will be creating forms and pouring a foundation in a new location. Once completed, the building will be lowered onto the foundations in the new space.

    Restoration and redevelopment of the historic Austin Root House will relocate the existing structure by pulling it forward toward Railroad Avenue and adding approximately 1,370 square feet of new first floor commercial space, three residential units on the upper level, and garages for residential parking. The site fronts onto Railroad Avenue.

    Start date: May 2015
    Estimated Completion:  Year-End 2016