Over at American Tobacco, the work continues to wrap up on Phase II of the complex, as Struever Bros. finishes up their northern end of the historic complex. The Noell Building has already transformed into apartments and office space, and the plans are reportedly well-underway for a restaurant transformation of the Coal Shed. (BCR has learned a local architecture firm is hard at work on the design plans for that particular project.)
The Old Bull building -- the oldest brick tobacco factory in the country, according to and well-featured at Endangered Durham recently -- is the next structure to come online, and will house small office space along with a large number of residential apartments.
A work colleague of mine is planning to move into the apartments soon and has shared some terrific photos from a recent tour of the Old Bull on his Picasa web site. They show some of the painstaking work SBER has done to preserve historic touches on the interiors while adding modern kitchens and the comforts of living to the spaces. Check out his site for more photos inside the Old Bull.