Fabric found an educational building attached to a church in the Ormewood Park neighborhood that had been vacant for 25 years. The church could no longer afford to maintain it and was looking to sell in order to address extensive deferred maintenance to its church building. The building was a classic example of mid-century modern applied to educational buildings, built with reinforced concrete and with large casement windows. Most developers and investors were not willing to work through the complexities of redeveloping a building attached to a church. Fabric, together with its partner DevLab, was able to adaptively re-use the building for 18 loft condominiums which sold quickly between $200,000 and $350,000—offering affordable units when few units were available in that price range.
United Ave Lofts, Exterior
United Avenue Lofts, Interior.