MartinRiley selected for PreservINg projects


Experience the Heart of Kendallville (EHK) has selected an architectural and engineering firm for the $2 million PreservINg Main Street grant project. A sub-committee appointed by EHK, with representation from the City of Kendallville, selected MartinRiley architects and engineers for the job. As a Pilot Community in the PreservINg Main Street initiative, Kendallville was required to procure an architect as a condition of funding.


Multiple proposals were reviewed and MartinRiley rose to the top based on an impressive track record, in-house expertise (including the ability to utilize laser-scanning technologies), and a Kendallville-based project manager on staff.


MartinRiley was founded in 1986 and has offices in Fort Wayne and Oshkosh, WI. Among the firm's past projects of note are an $8.3 million reuse project that transformed a historic former YMCA building in Evansville into a 62-unit apartment building. Similar projects in Union City, Huntington, and Delphi are also noted in the company's portfolio. Notable, stand-alone building projects staff architects have been involved in include those at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Rialto Theater, Coca Cola Bottling Works, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Arts United, and Waterloo Train Station.


Among the services MartinRiley will provide for the PreservINg Main Street Pilot project are:

  • Finalize a Historic Preservation Plan

  • Provide technical and structural analysis of buildings in the target district

  • Provide one-on-one consultations with property owners granted PreservINg Main Street funding

  • Assist EHK in meeting rules and regulations

  • Obtain necessary permits

  • Assist in bid processes

  • Develop design plans for projects funded

  • Oversee construction work

The firm will begin their work with EHK and Kendallville in January.



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