St. Vincent to move thrift store to make way for apartments.Byline: RETAIL NOTEBOOK By Joe Mosley The Register-Guard
SPRINGFIELD - The St. Vincent de Paul Vin·cent de Paul , Saint 1581-1660.
French ecclesiastic who founded the Congregation of the Mission (1625) and the Daughters of Charity (1633). Society doesn't have much of a toehold on the east side of the Willamette River Willamette River
River, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It flows north for 300 mi (485 km) into the Columbia River near Portland. Oregon's most populous cities are in its valley. The Fremont Bridge, a steel arch with a main span of 1,225 ft (373 m), crosses the river at Portland. , but Executive Director Terry McDonald Terry McDonald (born June 17, 1955 in Coquitlam, British Columbia) is a former National Hockey League player for the Kansas City Scouts. He played 8 games for the Scouts in the 1975-76 season. External links
Terry McDonald's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database expects to do something about that in 2006.
The nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.
Nonprofits are also called not-for-profit corporations. Nonprofit corporations are created according to state law. agency is moving forward with plans to raze raze also rase
tr.v. razed also rased, raz·ing also ras·ing, raz·es also ras·es
1. To level to the ground; demolish. See Synonyms at ruin.
2. To scrape or shave off.
3. its store at Main and Fifth streets and replace it with a $6.7 million, five-story apartment building. And St. Vincent's expects to submit a proposal to the Springfield planning department this week for a new, 20,000-square-foot thrift store at 46th and Main streets that would cost another $1.8 million.
"Now that we're going to be dropping the old store and making room for something else, it will be good to have a retail presence over there," McDonald says. "We're looking forward to having a much larger retail presence in Springfield."
The thrift store - to be built on two lots currently zoned for single-family residential use - should be completed next summer.
Construction is expected to begin in January if there are no delays in the planning process, McDonald says.
The new store would offer shoppers a larger book department than St. Vincent's current Springfield outlet, along with more space for antique furniture Antique furniture is the term for collectible interior furnishings of considerable age; often its age, rarity, condition, utility, or other unique features makes the furniture desirable. the agency is importing from England and a larger selection of appliances.
"It will be three times the size (of the existing shop)," McDonald says. "We've been needing more space in Springfield for years, so we're delighted to have the opportunity."
The new store would employ 10 to 15 people, compared with six at the agency's current location.
Demolition of the existing store at 501 Main St. would begin in May, with construction of the Royal Building apartments to begin as soon as the site is ready.
The new building would have 4,400 square feet of retail space available for lease on its ground floor, with a total of 33 apartments on the other floors.
The building would be built with numerous energy-efficient features, including a "green roof," McDonald says.
"It should be a very pretty building," he says. "We're trying to make a signature building out of it - and likewise, the store on 46th Street."
The two Springfield projects would be financed with a combination of grant money, tax credits and St. Vincent's own money.
The nonprofit charity has been a prominent player in Eugene development circles in recent years, with projects including construction of the Aurora Building This article or section contains information about expected future buildings or structures.
Some or all of this information may be speculative, and the content may change as building construction begins. apartments at 11th Avenue and Oak Street.
Aurora Aurora, cities, United States
Aurora (ərôr`ə, ô–).
1 City (1990 pop. 222,103), Adams and Arapahoe counties, N central Colo., a growing suburb on the east side of Denver; inc. 1903. - a five-story project like Springfield's Royal Building - was completed in 2003 at a cost of $8.4 million. It features a ground floor with 7,000 square feet of retail space and 54 apartments on the floors above.
In all, St. Vincent owns more than 500 local affordable housing units, along with several thrift stores.
It also operates programs ranging from day shelters for the homeless to a mattress factory The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It exhibits room-sized installation art from across the country and around the world. and a glass foundry.
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