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Old Kirn Gym

Postby icejammer » Mon May 10, 2010 12:07 pm

Developer hopes to convert old Kirn Gym to apartments

Plans have been announced to bring the old Kirn School gym back to life.

J Development Co. of Council Bluffs, which bought the long vacant property at 510 Bluff St. two years ago, plans to restore it into apartments, co-owner Jim Royer said.

“We’re looking at 20 apartments, a mixture of one- and two-bedroom units,” Royer said. . . .


Methinks at one time the developer was looking to convert this to office space, but regardless, this should be interesting if it works....
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Postby icejammer » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:11 am

This one has languished for awhile, but appears headed for new life....

Old Kirn gym may become 20 residential apartments
Plans are under way to bring new life to the old Kirn Gym. . . .

According to the council information, significant costs will be incurred, as the project needs all new systems, including plumbing, electrical, heating/air conditioning and windows. Total project costs are estimated to exceed $2.1 million. . . .

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Postby icejammer » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:08 am

Council delays vote on Kirn Gym makeover

The Council Bluffs City Council Monday evening delayed action on a proposal to renovate the vacant old Kirn Gym into apartments.

A development agreement between the city and the developers needed more work, the council was told during its afternoon study session. . . .
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Postby icejammer » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:50 pm

Better late than never....

Council OKs conversion of old Kirn gym

. . . The council unanimously gave its required support for J Development Co. to seek $211,000 in tax credits to help finance the renovation of the old Kirn Gym, 510 Bluffs St., into 20 apartments. When completed, the renovated building will include eight garden units and 12 on the main level. Total cost of the project is to be more than $2.5 million.

The project has already received city and state approval for Enterprise Zone benefits that offer state sales tax rebates on related purchases, plus a 10-year property tax abatement on the increased taxable value of the project. . . .
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:44 pm

Glad to see this building get redeveloped.  I hope that they get going on the construction.

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3 Point Lofts

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:44 pm

http://www.3pointlofts.com

Wood floors, basketball hoops, a game clock, and bleachers...oh and the best part? all of the amenities you'd expect to find in modern loft style living.

The historically renovated gymnasium will offer 1- and 2-bedroom loft style apartment units complete with modern amenities. The only thing you'll have to bring is your own cheering section.

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Postby icejammer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:40 am

Already in thread here: phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=10052
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Postby Brad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:43 am

I merged them together.
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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:48 am

Brad wrote:I merged them together.


Coo, thanks brad.

BTW, this seems like a strange development.

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Postby Brad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:54 am

The photos look cool.  Its definitely interesting and not for everyone, but I am sure some people love it.  Not too different than some other loft/condo projects.
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Postby icejammer » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:36 am

Historic Council Bluffs gym finds new life as modern lofts

The biggest rewards tend to come from long shots.

This is literally true in basketball. Sink a basket from at least 19 feet, 9 inches away from the hoop (in a high school game) and you get three points.

This is figuratively true in buildings. Sink $2.5 million into an old school gym that was standing empty, and you get 3 Point.

3 Point Lofts is the latest school-turned-apartments project in the Omaha metro area.

Its innovative design provides an instructive and fun model for shuttered school buildings like three of the recently closed South Omaha Catholic schools. And the 87-year-old neo-Gothic, red-brick structure serves as a reminder that what is old can be made new again if you step behind the line, have a little vision and aim right. . . .
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Re: Old Kirn Gym

Postby Brad » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:03 pm

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Re: Old Kirn Gym

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:46 am

Thanks for the photo update....that is a very nice looking building. I still remember playing Jr. High basketball in there.

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Re: Old Kirn Gym

Postby Coyote » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:39 am

Nice. I have yet to drive by to see this place in person as it is not on any of my regular routes...
Too lazy to look back, but do we have floor plans for this yet?
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Re: Old Kirn Gym

Postby icejammer » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:40 am

Coyote wrote:Too lazy to look back, but do we have floor plans for this yet?


Look on the http://www.3pointlofts.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; website, click on 'Live here'
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Re: Old Kirn Gym

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:34 am

'J' - Develpment Companty wins preservation award

The Council Bluffs Historic Preservation commission will present the annual Historic Preservation Award to ‘J’ - Development Company during a celebration for Preservation Month.


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