Kerr Building Renovation
Contractor: JMWingard, LLC, 235 Hull Street.
Information provided by: Jennifer Wingard (used by permission)
for the May 2013 update on the Kerr Block development situation. The project MUST get
started before the end of 2013, or else the developer will back out and things put back
for the July 2013 update. Coldwater Ale House brewery is hoping to raise enough funds
to meet the deadline.
for the Nov. 2013 update. There are hopes that MDEC will put up the rest of the funds.
for the first Jan. 2014 update. Development will no longer include the Coldwater Ale House.
for the second Jan. 2014 update. Construction could start as early as February 2014,
pending completion of bank funding.
for the April 2014 update. Final papers have been signed, renovation will begin!
for the April 2014 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE from Jennifer Wingard. Project is a go!
Click here for David Dean's
photo album of the reconstruction work (Aug. 2014) including exclusive
photos of the inside!
for a special 9/9/14 YouTube video of a special interview with Jennifer
Wingard about the project - its progress, what is coming, a few photos
of the inside, etc.
here for an April 2015 update: Apartments will be ready May 1st, but all
commercial tenants have reneged on their lease agreements.
the Rehabilitation of the Kerr Block - March 9, 2011
The former Kerr Hardware building at 61 W. Chicago St. in downtown
Coldwater will be renovated. Renovation will comply with the State and
National Historic Preservation requirements. Plans for energy creation
and energy efficiency technologies include:
When complete, the Kerr building
will provide 1-4 commercial spaces on the first floor, 9 loft-style
apartments on the upper floors, and two additional upper floor office
- tightly insulated envelope and
- geothermal heating and cooling
- solar panel pilot project
- grid connection to return
surplus energy to CBPU
Renovation will begin as soon as the following are complete:
- Grant approval for the final
environmental report to submitted to MSHDA (Michigan State Housing
Development Authority). It is anticipated the by April requirements for
the grants, tax credits and other tax incentives necessary to complete
the project will be fulfilled.
- Tenants have signed up for
some of the commercial space (see below).
HELP JM WINGARD FIND TENANTS!
For commercial tenants, the following incentives are offered:
More information available upon
request - please contact Jennifer Wingard at (517) 278-6292 or writing
to 235 Hull Street, Coldwater, MI 49036.
- Tax Credits which will repay
about 50% of build out expenses and some equipment expenses.
- Renaissance Zone entitles
businesses to ten years of tax abatement.
- Liquor License available for
- Energy Efficiency Rebates from
- Low Interest Loan assistance
from the City through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
- Low Energy Costs are available
to all tenants because of the building's geothermal heating and
cooling, a tight building envelope, a solar pilot project and a grid
Please contact Jennifer Wingard also if you are interested in renting
one of the nine apartments (a list is being created).
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