Avondale Works was a proposed 71,590 square-foot office complex announced in September 2016 by Marc Eason and his son, Adam of Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate. The project was to be a redevelopment of existing office and light industrial buildings that had been developed by the older Eason in the 1980s on 1st Avenue North between 39th and 41st Avenue North in North Avondale.
The $10-11 million project, as designed by Richard Carnaggio of CCR Architecture, would have created 20,000 square feet of new shared spaces, including conference rooms, restrooms, break areas and outdoor green spaces to foster interaction between business tenants. Existing buildings on the perimeter of the site would be demolished to create a total of 228 parking spaces. WatsonBruhn expected to break ground on the project in January 2017 and be completed in mid-2018, but the developers never secured enough tenant commitments to proceed.
Instead Eason proposed a residential redevelopment of the property in 2018, with around 40 residential lofts averaging 1,500 square feet.
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