East Main Redevelopment project to help revitalize downtown Milan

Downtown Milan is getting a big shot in the arm as a series of historic buildings are being renovated as part of mixed-use project called East Main Redevelopment.

"Milan is a town with a lot of possibilities," says Dave Snyder, developer of East Main Redevelopment. "This building provides an opportunity for the downtown to take some giant steps forward."

East Main Redevelopment, also known as Wabash & Main LLC, is redeveloping four commercial buildings at the corner of Wabash and Main streets. The buildings are some of the oldest in the city, having been built between 1845 and 1892.

Snyder first became interested in the project when he was a part-owner in the Milan Bakery. He thought the redevelopment of the buildings would make a good spot for a newly expanded bakery. Snyder eventually sold off his interest in the bakery and went on to pursue the East Main Redevelopment.

East Main Redevelopment is taking the 27,000 square feet of space down to the studs and brick walls. All four buildings will be connected, creating 15 loft apartments and eight storefront that could that could house a handful of businesses, including the Milan Bakery. The loft apartments will range between 700 square feet to 1,100 square feet and will include high-end finishes. The entire project is expect to employ about 65 people from 20 different construction trades.

"Our goal is to have it largely done by the of December," Snyder says.

Source: Dave Snyder, developer of East Main Redevelopment
Writer: Jon Zemke

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