Friday, May 11, 2018

Progressive Land Development proposes to reinvent the wheel at Lancaster Lofts as Deaf Gahan says wait, is that check in the mail yet?


We touched on this a couple of weeks ago.

Lancaster-themed "Micro Lofts" soon will inhabit Duggins' anchor wasteland at the corner of Market and Vincennes.

If there isn't a solid chicken-fried steak with requisite non-lumpy milk gravy coming out of one of the eateries in this planned "Lancaster nostalgia" development -- think of it as Break Wind Too -- then all the retro branding will have been in vain.

Progressive Land Development didn't appear on Mayor Jeff Gahan's massive list of 2017 campaign contributors, although HWC Engineering's president Ed Jolliffe deposited a cool $5k into the coffers. I'm betting PLD makes its debut some time in 2018.

But credit PLD with considerable newspeak savvy: there'll be no restaurants in the commercial space, but food trucks.

Businesses, 'micro' apartments planned for former Lancaster, Market Boy properties, by Danielle Grady (News of Tom May)

NEW ALBANY — “Micro loft” apartments and commercial space will be hallmarks of a project planned for New Albany’s former Tommy Lancaster Restaurant and Market Boy Grocery properties.

The New Albany Redevelopment Commission began seeking developers for the city-owned properties last summer after purchasing and tearing down the iconic, but languishing New Albany businesses. This April, they finally approved a development agreement from the New Albany-based Progressive Land Development company for a three-story, multi-use apartment complex.

Progressive Land Development Owner, Paul Barber, said that New Albany legal counsel is looking over the agreement, which could be finalized within the next couple of weeks, according to Director of City Operations Mike Hall.

The city only received one proposal for the property, but Redevelopment Director Josh Staten is satisfied with Barber’s plans. The city originally asked for a multi-use project, and they got one.

“I think it’s a unique design, it’s something that’s relatively new to the area, and it’s in an area of town that we’re excited about,” Staten said.

2 comments:

Christopher Robinson said...

I am interested in contacting Matt Toole or Paul Barber. Do you happen to have an email or phone number for them?

The New Albanian said...

I do not, sorry.