Grainger Building Mixed-Use Development

Grainger Limited Partnership

Grainger Building Mixed-Use Development

The Grainger Building was originally constructed in 1912 as a wholesale fruit warehouse. This five story, rectangular building occupies a corner site at 8th and 'O' Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. As part of the revitalization of the Historic Haymarket district, all improvements to the Grainger Building were required to meet historic preservation standards.

Sinclair Hille Architects provided design services to rehabilitate the Grainger Building into a residential and commercial mixed-use facility. The project was designed to meet both the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A total of 26 low and moderate income living units are located on four floors with 21 as two bedroom units and five as one bedroom units. Four of these units are accessible and eight are adaptable for use by handicapped residents. The first floor houses the central entry and new passenger elevator for the residential units. In addition to the residence entry, the street level of the project contains 5,100 sq. ft. of commercial / retail space and is of cast-in-place concrete post and beam construction. 

The project also involved a total window replacement and cleaning of the facade. The $1.75 million project utilizes seven different federal, state, and local funding sources as well as private funding. The project was required to meet the funding and review requirements of the U.S. Department of HUD and the Secretary of Interior.


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