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The Post-Standard: House of the Week

Publicationson September 2nd, 2010No Comments

Recently on September 02, 2010 Logan Park Lofts was showcased by the Post Standard as House of the Week. The Logan Park Lofts is a 56,000 square foot Townhouse – Loft complex located at 9-11 Logan Street in Auburn. This two bedroom 2 ½ bath Townhouse has wooden beams, antique brick, an iron staircase and curved center island with a granite countertop. View the complete photo article here.

Post Standard: House of the Week

via Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post-Standard

Logan Park Lofts Open House

Publicationson January 5th, 2010No Comments

Hundreds of people received their first look at an important residential development in Downtown Auburn. Developers of the Logan Park Lofts allowed interested parties to view a show space in mid December evening during an open house.

The multi-year, $6-million project is converting the former Wegman Piano Factory on Logan Street into 35 higher-end loft apartments and townhouses. The project has been in the works since Matteo Bartolotta of Bartolotta Furniture Co. purchased the property in 2005.

Joe Bartolotta, one of Matteo’s sons working on the complex, said they plan to start renting as early as spring 2010. While the unit viewed by visitors was furnished and complete, the other apartments included little more than floors, walls and windows. But crews and planners have completed most of the hard work, Bartolotta said. The fixtures are the finishing touches. “I would say we’re probably about 80 percent completed,” he said. “Most of the heavy lifting is behind us.”

The show apartment boasted granite counter tops, custom cupboards, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. The residential units will also have security gates and staff, high-energy air and heating, washer and dryer and an intercom system.

Attendees of the open house passed a vintage piano on the way to the show unit. The piano was built at the Wegman factory and rebuilt at Bartolotta Furniture Co., Joe Bartolotta said. There is a lot of interest from locals and out-of-town residents, he continued. read more

The Citizen’s Opinion

Publicationson December 11th, 2009No Comments

HIT: To the debut of the Logan Park Lofts apartments and condominiums in Auburn. The Logan Park Lofts project has been years in the making but now it’s close to fruition.

It’s a sign there is life in the downtown area and hopefully that life will become stronger. It’s great to see the old architecture of a piano factory preserved and have a modern use.

There are also plans under way in renovating a flour mill on North Street.

Hopefully both projects will be successful, a good sign for Auburn.

Read the full article here.

New Condos Serve an Untapped Market

Publicationson April 23rd, 2007No Comments

By Jessica Soule / The Citizen

An Auburn businessman has embarked on a multimillion dollar project that combines his passion for old structures and quality architecture with his love for his city. The nearly 30 people who have voiced interest in the estimated $4.9 million planned condominium project proves Matteo Bartolotta isn’t alone.

Pending a vote from the Auburn City Council next Thursday, Bartolotta will turn the former Wegman Piano Factory into 35 higher-end housing units.

Of the 27 people who showed interest in the complex, Bartolotta said half are from Auburn and Cayuga County. Some are from surrounding areas such as Skaneateles, Syracuse and Rochester.

The owner of Bartolotta Furniture Co. heard from 18 people almost immediately when his ideas to renovate the old brick building into a residential complex began to circulate this fall. Those interested consist of a mixed group, from young professionals to empty nesters or mature professionals, and people ready to retire, Bartolotta said. Also, some former residents see this as an opportunity to come back to the region, he added.

Read the full article here.

Condos one step closer to Auburn

Publicationson April 4th, 2007No Comments

By Jessica Soule / The Citizen

A favorable decision has brought Matteo Bartolotta’s destiny one approval away.

The Auburn Planning Board agreed Tuesday to recommend the Auburn City Council approve a plan that will refurbish an old piano factory on Logan Street, Auburn into a complex with 35 higher-end housing units.

Pending council’s nod, Bartolotta would like to see renovations begin on the Logan Park Lofts in two months. The planning board will give council the recommendations with small modifications to the plans.

“We’re going in the right direction. I never think about the numbers, I just think with my gut and my heart,” said Bartolotta, owner of Bartolotta Furniture on State Street.

Developers plan to craft condominiums with one, two or three bedrooms out of the two buildings which were once connected.

Architect Andrew Ramsgard said the designs include hard wood floors, the original high ceilings, and the large windows to capture the natural light.

“For all intensive purposes, we’re going to restore the building’s natural (character),” Ramsgard said.

The application was approved with the understanding that the developer would include 35 units and allow enough parking for 61 vehicles. read more