Originally Posted by Northend Guy
Pretty sure they are trying to get all of the infrastructure in place so the tenants can come in and do their fit-up work when it is 'ready'. Includes all exit corridors, common bathrooms, basic mechanical infrastructure for all of the spaces. I suspect this place is going to have quite a nice vibe when it is all done. I must say it is nice to see it moving ahead! This is going to dramatically change the streetscape on that block. Hopefully this will be successful & we will see the life start to come back to Barrington!
As an edit to my previous post, I more recently heard that they are simply doing the facade work - renewing the exterior finshes, installing all the new glazing, etc. Still no news on tenants. This is actually a nice change from the norm - a developer who is renewing something without having a tenant. Not a bad strategy in my opinion - not only does it serve as an act of goodwill to the retinas of passerby, but I'm sure it must make it easier for potential tenants to guage the quality of what they are signing up for.
This actually instills in me some measure of confidence that the Roy Building will not be left as an unsightly hole in the ground once the current building is demolished. (being the same developer) I am very excited to see what will happen in DT over the next 2-3 years!