The Poehler Mercantile Building developed by the Krsnich Investment Group, a 1904 four-story brick building, once housed a grocery warehouse company at the center of an important industrial district in East Lawrence, Kansas.
Redeveloped today into the Poehler Lofts, the 49-unit mixed-income apartments, part of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Revitalization District, is designed as a leader in the use of solar energy as the primary source of energy. With over 50 kilowatt solar panel installation that provides heating and cooling for common areas, the Poehler Lofts will generate enough energy to power 4 average American homes and will offset over 22 tons of carbon annually.
Popular amenities include a gathering space for residents, family and friends, a leasing office, exercise area, and off street parking. Building restoration includes a new roof structure, exterior wall repairs, and new MEP systems. Landscaping elements, signage and lighting embellish the exterior.
Exposed beams and columns were restored to their former condition so original fabric of the building is emphasized. Original historic signage on two facades creates authenticity and originality and the historic 6 over 6 windows were restored.