Holland Construction Services was selected to renovate this 6-story historical building in downtown Belleville, formerly called the Meredith Home/Hotel Belleville, and now known as Lofts on the Square.
The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1931 and operated as The Hotel Belleville, and renovated in 1961 as the Meredith Home retirement center. The new facility will include 47 apartments, common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab, an exercise room and storage facilities. The building will also include 3,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space on the first floor.
The Lofts on the Square apartments will be available to senior citizens, 55 and older, who meet income requirements. The senior apartments will be on the second through sixth floors and the first floor will feature a restored lobby area and street-level commercial space. The project is expected to be completed by July of 2021.
"This is a building that was once slated for demolition, and now has the chance to become a focal point of our city. It was very important to us that we selected a construction partner for this project that would help us find innovative ways to maintain as much of the original integrity of this building as possible and we know Holland’s team will collaborate with us to do that.”
-Mike Lundy, SWIDA Executive Director