|An earlier round of work at 440 State Street|
(via On the Way, 2012)
You might remember back in 2012 an earlier round of work on the building. Apparently the "face lift" by itself was not enough, and there's a new project there.
|A more current view (440 in green with lease sign)|
Alley on east, drive-thru next door to west
- Basement upgrades for entertainment businesses
- Ground Floor upgrades to create 5-8 microrestaurants “Food Hall”
- Second Floor upgrades that create 5 apartment units
In the drive-thru hole next door, well before the Guardian building burned down and was demolished there was a narrow brick building. Here it had George Will's music store (more on Will here, and a more modern picture of 440 and the Will building here).
|George Will Pianos - 432 State Street,|
now site of bank drive-thru
(January 31st, 1914)
So a food court concept and housing above might be a welcome addition.
The Downtown Advisory Board meets Thursday the 22nd, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Urban Development Conference Room, 350 Commercial St NE, underneath the Chemeketa Parkade.
Update, March 23rd
Turns out there's more. A commenter linked to a Hearings Notice for the Historic Landmarks Commission. Here's a clip on the proposed new storefront system.
|Looks like a streetcar era concept|