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The Veronika is a mixed use main street building with 6 residential units and 2 storefront units in the historic “Birdtown” district of Lakewood, Ohio. The developer/owner was looking to update the residential units and prepare the storefronts for possible new tenants. The original residential units possessed kitchens with limited or no counter space and were broken up into small formal rooms. The new plans allow for an open kitchen and living plan which makes the space feel more spacious as well as provides more access to views and cross ventilation. The bathrooms are also being updated as well as an expansion for in-suite storage. Restrooms that were located in the main hall (and not in-suite) are now part of the adjacent suite. No more having to go out into the hallway to get to your shower or toilet!

In July of 2016 the Ohio Development Services Agency  selected the Veronika as one of 8 NorthEast Ohio projects to qualify for Historic Preservation Tax Credits. This makes the Veronika the first project in the City of Lakewood to win state historic preservation tax credits.

This is Architecture Office’s second project with Scalish Construction having previously completed Scalish Construction’s offices on Madison Ave. also in Lakewood.

Project Team:

Owner/Developer: Frank Scalish, Scalish Construction
Architect: Architecture Office
Historic Preservation Consultant: HP Group


Joseph & Feiss factory revamp, 7 other Northeast Ohio projects win preservation tax credits – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Six Northeast Ohio historic rehabilitation projects share in $28 million in tax credits announced by the state – Crain’s Cleveland

Lakewood’s First Historic Tax Credit to Benefit Classic 1915 Building – Fresh Water

  • Frank Scalish
  • Early 2017

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