The owner of Broadway Lofts and the adjoining Cherokee Lofts has renovated the historic buildings in downtown Macon and converted an adjacent building into private garages.
Atlanta-based Aderhold Properties, which bought the properties on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Pine Street two years ago, has invested more than $1.5 million in the renovations, according to an email from President Derek Aynsley. The work was done during the past six months.
Aynsley said the renovations include:
Broadway Lofts: Vacant office space, a fitness center and laundry on the first floor were converted into six new loft-style apartments. The fitness center and laundry were relocated with new equipment.
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Cherokee Lofts: The seven units were remodeled with new kitchens and bathrooms with hardwood or stained concrete floors, new appliances and granite countertops. The roof of the building next door was removed and converted into private patios, with access from the lofts by French doors.
A former auto lube shop that more recently was a detail shop was reconstructed to create six private, secure parking garages.
An open house for the properties which began 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday will continue 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Aderhold Properties bought these properties in 2013 along with Katherine Court and the Terrace Apartments on Mulberry Street from McCarty Property Group, which had redeveloped the properties.
The Broadway Lofts complex, built in phases in the 1910s, is actually several buildings joined together and was once a factory formerly owned by Happ Brothers Manufacturing, which at one time was Macon’s largest employer. The Cherokee Lofts building was built in the 1920s.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223 and follow her on Twitter@MidGaBiz.