It’s been known for decades as the former A&P Bakery building, but the 92,000-square-foot former warehouse has a new life as the Seneca Street Lofts.
Frontier Group of Companies bought the four-story building at 550 Seneca St. for $385,000 in March 2014, and teamed up with David Pawlik’s CSS Construction as an investor and general contractor for a $6 million renovation and conversion into 41 high-end loft apartments.
The one- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 750 to 1,400 square feet, and rent for $800 to $1,395, with features such as ceramic tile floors, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and high warehouse ceilings. The units are already finished and open, and most are now leased and occupied, largely by a population of young professionals.
“I like the look and feel of it, the rustic look. It’s spacious,” said Jeff Kaluzny, a 27-year-old Verizon Communications employee and new resident of the building. “We were trying to come down to the city. We were down here more often than not because our friends are here.”
The project – which also includes 7,500 square feet of office space, tenant and rental storage space, 72 temperature-controlled indoor parking spaces and extra parking outside – was designed by Carmina Wood Morris. Contractors replaced the roof, repointed the facade, upgraded utilities, and cut out and installed new windows.
– Jonathan D. Epstein