Historic Dye Works Building on Fairmount to Become Mixed-Use Loft Space
Stepping outside their usual haunt in Brewerytown, MM Partners has embarked on an adaptive reuse project involving the old A.F. Bornot Dye works factory on the border of Spring Garden and Fairmount. The historic structure designed by Werner Trumbower will be redeveloped into a mixed-use space with several loft homes set to open their doors by the end of this summer.
David Waxman of MM Partners says the property, which is actually made up for four buildings at 1626-44 Fairmount Avenue and 1615-29 Melon Street, will offer 15,000 square feet of retail and commercial space taken up by a “bank branch, yoga, home goods store, coffee shop/cafe,” and possibly a gym. Seventeen of the residential units will be “high end loft apartments,” while two others will be for-sale loft homes with a roof deck and yard plus private parking on Melon Street.
Work on the former dye factor commenced back in November and is set to be completed come summer time with the developers aiming for a late summer move-in for residents and fall opening for retailers. Pre-leasing is set to start this spring.
Below are Max Grudzinski’s exterior and interior photos of the building.
All photos by Max Grudzinski.