A developing that after housed one particular of South Haven’s initial automobile dealerships will endure an in depth overhaul.
The previous Art Overhuel Motors Gross sales creating at 764 LaGrange St., has been purchased by South Haven Ventures LLC, which ideas to devote $370,000 to renovate the 63-calendar year-aged brick setting up into offices and warehouse place.
To support offset the renovation prices, Dan Jaqua of South Haven Ventures sought a business rehabilitation tax exemption from South Haven. Following a general public hearing this previous Monday, council members granted the abatement to permit them to forego assets taxes for 10 decades on the enhancements created to the building.
“It’s one more renovation job alongside the corridor the town is prioritizing for redevelopment,” stated Assistant Town Manager Griffin Graham.
Graham said the council was in a position to permit the assets tax exemption since the setting up at 764 LaGrange is inside a Commercial Rehabilitation District.
“We’re psyched about this task,” stated Jaqua, who is also the proprietor of Jaqua Realtors.
In his tax abatement request to the town, Jaqua reported the 6,500-square-foot building has not been updated in some time and is “somewhat functionally out of date and outdated.”
Jaqua ideas to continue to keep its place of work open up at 513 Broadway, but ideas to go its LASR Affiliation residence management expert services to the new location to 764 LaGrange St., along with Capstone Professional pool companies.
“It’s heading to be a state-of-the-art complicated for assets management means and pool products and services administration,” Jaqua stated. “Our prepare consists of a total update to the outdoors of the building as very well as inside of to accommodate for expansion of our business and enhance the total glance of that corridor.”
The building will also carry on to be residence to Adams Models & Print, a pro motor sports marketing corporation, which has leased room in the making for the previous numerous a long time, along with the Rose Shop, which not long ago relocated to retail space at 08947 M-140 Freeway.
In addition to enhancing the exterior of the making with new paint, windows and signage, South Haven Ventures also strategies to redo the parking great deal, plant new landscaping, and set up an HVAC technique, install new electrical and plumbing, a handicap-available lavatory, kitchenette, purposeful warehouse and a huge assembly area that be applied by other group teams.
The renovations started in Could with the hope of finishing the project sometime in August.