Daycare Center at 1260 Oak Lane
The completed Oak Lane rehabilitation renovation is a much appreciated improvement to a neighborhood business infrastructure. This mixed use building, not including the basement use approximately 15,000 total square feet, contains a new 1,900 sf daycare use, a 500 sf deli use, and a 13,180 sf mix of 14 one and two bedroom apartment units. Excluding the attractive and characteristic GSA brick masonry wall, much of the building was in disrepair due to being unoccupied. The challenge in this project was to incorporate (2) additional apartment units into the building while maintaining existing routes in and out of the building. The catwalk fire escape provides exit access and also presents ornamental character that is typically lost among building type relatives.