Ironfront Development Company transformed an eight story vacant turn of the century warehouse building in a blighted area of town into the most desired mixed-use development in downtown Peoria.
Existing building elements such as the sculptural package handler, water tank, interior brick, weathered corner guards, fire doors and unused sprinkler risers were retained and contrasted with new building components. Technology was required to intrigue businesses and homeowners to invest in this unprecedented construction type in Peoria. The new systems were expressed by using new materials and contemporary forms. The sharp difference between the new and old rustic character carried throughout the building and gave notice to the distinct qualities of each.
The mixed-use development includes:
James Kemper served as the Lead Designer for this project while working at Dewberry.