Commercial and Adaptive Reuse Portfolio

Our commercial customers have come to appreciate our ability to develop design solutions that anticipate and meet their needs and complete projects on time and within budget.

Sorge’s Restaurant and Apartments

Location:
66-68 West Market Street
Corning, NY

Budget:
$760,000

Summary:
Sorge’s Restaurant is a local landmark in Corning which has been in business for over 50 years. In December 2008, the building was gutted by fire, leaving only the existing storefront. The building was designed to accommodate the restaurant on the first floor, apartments on the second floor and the original storefront is to be restored according to historic photographs. The project is receiving NY Main Street funds, historic preservation tax credits and 444A property tax incentives, and was made an individual local historic landmark. Johnson-Schmidt & Associates provided full architectural services and preservation consulting for historic preservation tax credits and listing as a local historic landmark.

Corning War Memorial Library

Location:
149 Pine Street
Corning, NY 14830

Budget:
$1,800,000

Summary:
The War Memorial Library, a Carnegie Library built in 1929, has been vacant for many years. Johnson-Schmidt & Associates has designed the building for reuse as housing. The outstanding interior millwork, fireplaces and mantles will be restored as well as many of its original features, once funding and financing is secured.

The rehabilitation project is expected to be a Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Project.

Market Street Offices

Location:
Corning, NY

Budget:
N/A

Summary:
Johnson-Schmidt & Associates has been involved with three renovations for this client on Market Street. As an existing building in the downtown historic district, the building had been renovated to provide additional space for an expanding office function, as well as utilizing space on additional floors. Now occupying space on three floors of the building, the project involved maintaining operations during peak functioning times, requiring the project to be phased to allow for a seamless expansion process. The overall square footage of space impacted during various stages of renovation involves nearly 20,000 sf of space.

The project also involved interior finishes, furnishings, and materials selections.

Steuben County Bank Restoration

Location:
10 West Pulteney Square
Bath, NY

Budget:
Projected cost $1,800,000

Summary:
Scope of project is the preservation and rehabilitation of a particularly significant historic structure in the Village of Bath for mixed use (residential and commercial). This 16,050 sf building will be restored (original façade) and rehabilitated for use as commercial on the first floor, controlled environment basement storage and market rate apartments on the second and third floors. Significant NYS Building Code review work by Johnson-Schmidt & Associates will lead to upgrades to meet safety and fire codes with sprinkler systems, handicapped accessibility and fire-rated stairways. The building façade masonry, windows and carpentry will be restored in keeping with its original configuration and historic preservation standards.

Klugo Apartments

Location:
91-99E Market Street
Corning, NY 14830

Budget:
$1,600,000

Summary:
Klugo Partners hired Johnson-Schmidt & Associates for full Architectural Services and Historic Tax Act Application for a 10,000 SF mixed use building. The building was rehabilitated for use as seven market rate apartments with retail on the first floor. The project received Restore NY funding, a NY Main Street grant, property tax reduction through 444A and historic preservation tax credits. The building is fully occupied.

The Henkel Block Building

Location:
72 E Market Street
Corning, NY 14830

Budget:
Total Project Cost: $1,400,000
Cost per square foot: 7870 SF @ $177/SF

Summary:
1893 brick building in historic district of Corning, NY. Mixed use building with 7,870 sf of rehabilitation. New building use: 1st floor retail, and 2nd-5th floors, market-rate apartments. Upgrades to meet safety and fire codes with sprinkler systems, additional fire-rated stair, fire escape, elevator. Restoration to meet SHPO and National Park Service requirements.

Parkview Place

Location:
155-165 Main Street
1 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY

Budget:
Project cost $4,500,000

Summary:
Scope of project is the preservation and rehabilitation of two historic commercial structures for mixed use (residential and commercial). The two buildings total 32,000 square feet and will be restored (original façade) and rehabilitated for use as commercial on the first floor and 22 market rate apartments on the second, third and fourth floors. Significant NYS Building Code review work by Johnson-Schmidt & Associates will lead to upgrades to meet safety and fire codes with sprinkler systems, handicapped accessibility and fire-rated stairways. The building façade masonry, windows and carpentry will be restored in keeping with its original configuration and the buildings will retain historic integrity and most interior walls.

Connors’ Apartments

Location:
47-49 E. Market St., Corning, NY 14830

Budget:
$1,100,000
7,000 SF @ $130/SF
2,000 SF @ $63/SF

Summary:
This was the first upper-floor development project in Corning, a program developed by Elise Johnson-Schmidt as Director, Market Street Restoration, who was also the architect for the project. The upper floors had been largely vacant for many years and were rehabilitated for use as market-rate apartments above and retail below. The historic integrity of the building was preserved while creating apartments in keeping with the character of historic Market Street. The interiors and furnishings were also designed/selected by the architect.

The project became a case study by Johnson-Schmidt & Associates and Marilyn Kaplan for NYS Codes Division to explore Historic Building Code Revisions.

School Three Condos

Location:
Corning, NY

Budget:
N/A

Summary:
A former school, this building was purchased and developed into six condominiums. The original stairways, windows, wood floors, and ceiling heights were retained and restored. The condos are a popular housing option in Corning, the only condominiums in the region, and afford a lovely view across the valley. Located in an historic district, the individual units vary from historic to modern in design and detail and maintain a consistent occupancy.

Elmira / Corning Regional Airport Passenger Lounge

Location:
Big Flats, NY

Budget:
$1.0M

Summary:
Chemung County hired Johnson-Schmidt & Associates to design a new passenger lounge where travelers and local residents can wait in a pleasant environment and enjoy a meal or snack. Johnson-Schmidt & Associates contracted the local aviation institutions to procure objects related to the region’s rich history in aviation, including the National Soaring Museum, the Warplane Museum, and the Curtiss Museum. The bar and service counter were designed and constructed to resemble the foil of a wing. The space was designed to feature a halfscale glider, a warplane engine, and the frame of an airplane wing and has dramatically changed the ambiance of the Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport.

Market Street Historic District Register Expansion

Location:
Corning, NY

Budget:
N/A

Summary:
The original Market Street Historic District included 4 blocks from Wall Street to Chestnut Street.

The district was expanded in 2000 to include the north side of Market Street from Chestnut to Bridge Street. In order for this block to qualify, the historic integrity of the street had to be re- established and 8 of the 12 building facades were re- stored to their original configuration under the direction and design guidance of Elise Johnson-Schmidt, who also wrote the National Register Nomination.