The WHRF is working on a redevelopment plan for this historic building at 2453 Gilbert Avenue. The current project proposal is to redevelop the Durner building into a mixed-use, mixed-income project that will provide approximately nine (9) units of housing and 2,600 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The ground floor will include an inclusive, affordable co-working space. At least two (2) residential units will be reserved for residents at 80% Area Median Income (AMI). The WHRF is actively working on financing this project, including applying for tax credits and City funding.
Previously, the City completed stabilization of the front façade of the building, repaired its deteriorated parapet wall, replaced the roof, and filled in the basement encroachment under the sidewalk. Now, this 12,875 square foot building is undergoing cleanout and further stabilization before the final phase of construction. Repairs include a restored storefront system, reconstructed cornice, new/repaired exterior doors and windows, and exterior masonry repair/cleaning.
The WHRF would like to thank the Duke Energy Foundation for their $71,000 predevelopment grant from their Powerful Communities: Urban Revitalization program!
This project sits across Sedalia Alley from the Five Points Alley. We look forward to finding ways to further activate the public space through the redevelopment of this building.