Thanks for Your Support, Cottage Grove!
All Bank Building Apartments Have Been Rented.
It still doesn’t seem like long ago that we began our journey toward the revitalization of this
historic building. Since then, there have been many discoveries made, challenges overcome and hours of hard work by a talented, dedicated staff of professionals.
A few short months ago, in fact, the Bank Building’s upstairs apartments were still showing their bones, appearing as a skeleton of framing that barely resembled the six stylish new dwellings they have now become. And a very short time ago, it all came full circle upstairs as
the final apartment was rented, bringing the building to its full capacity of upstairs residents!
Throughout this process so far, the enthusiasm and support for the building’s renovation has been incredible! Once again, thank you, Cottage Grove for getting behind our efforts to restore
to life one of the community’s important historic structures.
Open houses held last autumn began drawing large, appreciative crowds to see the progress in the building, and in January, over 400 people took a Bank Building tour during Art Walk on a
lovely Friday evening. In February, attention turned fully to the upstairs apartments, and hundreds more people got a chance to see them in all their splendor before their new residents moved in.
Unfortunately, the full occupancy of the building means there will be no more apartment tours.
However, we do plan very soon to conduct tours of its 10 downstairs offices, which will include
a mixture of private office spaces, personal cubicles and open coworking space. Enthusiasm is already high for these offices – which will bring professionals downtown to work, enjoy the surrounding attractions and help revitalize our community’s economy. In fact, seven of the 10
offices have also already been rented!
Throughout the renovation process, we’ve hoped that our efforts may find favor with the community that we love so much. To know that you’re behind us and supporting our efforts
redoubles our resolve to press on and return this building to her former glory.
Len and Deb Blackstone
Owners, Bank Building
Sixth and Main Streets,
Cottage Grove, Orego