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.