Monday, April 2, 2012

DPNA Member, Arch Icon, In The World Herald

Hey Everyone,
If by chance you missed the article, fellow Deer Park Neighborhood Association member Arch Icon Development had a wonderful article written about them and their 24th and Vinton project in The Omaha World Herald.

Article Highlights Below, 

Renovation of the Ak-Sar-Ben Beef building — built as the H. Thiessen Pickle Co. in 1933 — is estimated to cost $3.8 million. The project by Arch Icon Development of Woodbine, Iowa, if approved, would create homes for 20 low-income families and revamp a neighborhood eyesore.

"We're excited to take part in the historic preservation projects in Omaha," said Mindy Crook, an Arch Icon co-owner.

As envisioned by the company, the Ak-Sar-Ben building, bought for about $300,000, would be converted to two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for families who meet federal income guidelines.

A freezer addition would be transformed into a two-story loft-style floor plan. The basement would house a community room, computer learning center and office.
A north dock would become a patio deck for the tenants.

The building in December won a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, Smith said, for its significance in industrial history and association with the H. Thiessen Pickle Co. and the truck farming industry.
"They'd bring pickles here from other states and package them or process them into relish," said Smith. "It was a big deal in the day."

Please, read the full article by clicking here.

Thanks to Cindy Gonzales of the Word Herald for writing about one of the great things going on  in our neighborhood,and thank you to Arch Icon, Deer Park is proud to have you as a neighbor and so grateful you are working with us to make this neighborhood even better.

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