coa approved by historic preservation commission for julie’s urban grocery
We’re thrilled to both share some of the images that we presented in the Certificate of Appropriateness application for Julie’s Urban Grocery, our adaptive reuse (although it was originally a grocery when it was first built) project in Historic Springfield and to share news of its approval by the Historic Preservation Commission. When finished, the building will be an urban grocery store that provides the re-emerging neighborhood with both everyday necessities and organic and natural products:
We supply your favorites from the larger supermarket chains, natural and organic foods, prepared meals from local restaurants, and specialty items all within a small location a short walking distance or skyway ride away. Grocery stores usually have to be of mammoth size to accomplish this feat. Even better, every item we have in our stores will be online and ready for delivery to your home or office daily or pulled and ready when you stop in. This is truly going to change the way you shop for groceries.
We’ll be bringing a bit of retro modern feel to the interior of the space, and we mixed up a few modern elements with a bit of vintage on the exterior. An ipe rainscreen screens the freezers and coolers immediately behind a couple of the storefront bays, while steel awnings provide a bit of shade for the pedestrian. The painted signage and mural will be distressed, to make it feel aged and original to the building.
For the parking, we’ll be looking at a pervious concrete or paver solution, along with environmentally friendly vegetation. We look forward to posting more information on this project soon.