The Lafayette Place Lofts, billed as an urban chic, environmentally conscious renovation and an ideal downtown residential-commercial development, are entering the final phase of construction.
Lafayette Place Lofts
, which are now accepting tenant applications, fill in the 80,000-square-foot historic, vacant Sears building downtown and at $19.8 million it is the largest construction project to come to downtown Pontiac about 30 years.
When construction is complete in December, 46 one- and two-bedroom rental lofts ranging in price from $675 to $1,295 per month, will set atop a fresh food grocer and cafe and an Anytime Fitness.
The grocer, Lafayette Market, will open Nov. 17, in time for Thanksgiving.
The apartments are designed with exposed brick walls, bamboo floors, open floor plans, historic large pane windows, granite countertops and other high-end or urban styled amenities.
The building will be heated and cooled with a geothermal system that spares the environment and costs less. Other eco-conscious features, from materials used to energy efficient designs, have earned the Lafayeete Place Lofts LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Source: Corinne Petras, spokesperson, Lafayette Place Lofts
Writer: Kim North Shine