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 includes 47 apartments, common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab, an exercise room and storage facilities. The building also includes 3,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space on the first floor.
The Lofts on the Square apartments is available to senior citizens, 55 and older, who meet income requirements. The apartments are on the second through sixth floors and the first floor features a restored lobby area and street-level commercial space.
"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