Adaptive Reuse Preservation Efforts Bring New Life to Mid-Century Building in Bloomfield, Iowa |


BLOOMFIELD, Iowa, December 31, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Fall 2021 wrapped up a much-talked-about year-long construction project Bloomfield, Iowa. The Goodhill Company oversaw the project at 202 North Madison Street, creating office space to house the headquarters of three companies. the Fenton is presented as “a model of what preservation can and should be”, involving the creative, inclusive and sustainable reuse of a community treasure in the creation of local jobs, bringing life and vitality to a once vacant space. The visionaries behind this innovative adaptive reuse are Levi Good and Justin hill.

Good and Hill teamed up to form The Goodhill Company to take on projects they believed were often overlooked by other real estate developers. After careful consideration, they selected their first project, The Fenton (formerly known as the Fenton Medical Building) in Bloomfield Main Street. This mid-century building has a long history in the Bloomfield and Davis County community, evoking many memories for residents and patients of the clinic; it is called “emblematic” by many locals.

the Fenton remained vacant for several years after the Fenton Medical Building closed until it was purchased in 2020 by the Goodhill Company for refurbishment. Justin and Levi share a deep commitment to giving back to their community and wanted to preserve as many of the space’s historic features as possible. One of the benefits of being a Main Street community is the design assistance received from Main Street Iowa / IEDA to come up with the concepts of exterior changes and interior space use.

No detail was left untouched or considered too small to matter. Goodhill contractor J&S Residential Remodeling transformed the original round check-in counter and nurses station into a beautiful coffee bar on one side and a printer / office supply station on the other hand, saving much of the details and arrangement of the original wood. the existing where something new was needed. The 1950s airport art replicas on display give the impression of stepping back in time, while making use of the high-level technological capabilities made available by local telecommunications and other local service providers, which allow building dwellers to maintain a competitive advantage for business innovation. the Fenton is an outstanding example of historic preservation, where developers set an example of what good design and ownership of a historic building entail.

The ability to develop strong and lasting partnerships led them to the next project, The Hill Block. This set of historic buildings was in danger of collapsing when the Town of Bloomfield took ownership of the 113 S Madison in 2018 and the 112 S Madison in 2019, stabilizing them until a suitable developer can be found. Goodhill Company understood the significant development opportunity for the community of Bloomfield to transform this block of historic structures at risk into three new businesses and six essential upper-floor housing units. This restoration will return more than 10,000 square feet of commercial and residential space to the community. Companies slated for the spaces will provide more than 20 jobs, many of which pay at / or above regional standards.

“We were very honored that our recent Bloomfield Main Street app won the Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant from $ 100,000, helping make this million dollar project happen, ”Hill said. $ 750,000 in private investment downtown. The funds will go to a new roof for all three buildings and help rehabilitate interior commercial spaces. Goodhill Company has prioritized the use of as many local contractors as possible to keep the money in the local economy. They also reached out to RPC Area 15 for grant writing and Bloomfield Main Street for design assistance to make this project a reality.

Whether it’s transforming neglected historic properties into new, dynamic and relevant spaces, or developing new constructions for the sake of planning and long-term sustainability, forging strong and lasting partnerships with local organizations and communities. municipalities is a fundamental value that makes the strength of Goodhill projects. above others. Hill says, “We can’t wait to see you downtown! “


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