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Uplifting Conversion Planned for Warehouse Beside The Vic

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The century-old home of Anderson Brothers Storage and Moving in Lake View has sold to developer Kearby Kaiser for $5.8M, who plans on converting the warehouse to 80 loft-style apartments within a year's time. Kaiser presented his plan to last week's meeting of the Central Lake View Neighbors (CLVN), where he met little resistance according to the Lake View Patch. That's often the case when a conversion project works with an existing footprint and offers to dramatically spruce up the streetscape. As beloved as Anderson Brothers is to the community — as Lake View's longest-lived business — its warehouse is bleak and cumbersome, particularly so in the lively context of Sheffield near Belmont. The building will be gut-reno'd and new windows will cut through the facade. Apartments will break down into primarily one-beds and studios with a handful of two-beds. Rents will start around $800 and climb to just below $2000. And the building is to include a rooftop gym, bike storage, and parking for 40 cars. The plan must pass CLVN's planning & zoning committee review. If it gets the nod next month, expect to see site activity.
·Lake View's Oldest Business Being Developed Into Lofts, Retail [Lake View Patch]