Old Bi-Rite Building Update on 11th and Park


It’s nearly gone. I think they’re still digging out the basement a bit. It’s wild to see this transformation.


For those that have missed some discussions on what the building will be you can read an old discussion here though be warned there are an insane amount of comments. And for those who forgot what it’s gonna look like here’s the artist rendition.

New BiRite

10 Comment

  • I walk by this site everyday and it looked like they were originally planning to save most of the original walls but it is obvious they were not able to.

    Has the project become more extensive as a result of their dealing with a delapitated building that was worse than they realized or was the extent of rennovation – reconstruction, really – what they originally accessed?

    I’m very curious and, of course, wish them the utmost best throughout all of this.

  • This is awesome, but what happened to the old building? Did it burn down?

  • It seems like it would have been cheaper, quicker, and easier to just tear the whole building down and start from scratch. That’s my 2 cents.

  • are they going to be showing movies on the side of this building?

  • no, I think they’re going to call it “the people’s graffiti canvas” – actually the developer said something about there being an anti-graffiti coating on the wall, but we’re in a city where folks have used things like glass-etching compounds to write tags, so who knows.

  • what we really need in this location is a kite rental boutique

  • I’m going to say it if no one else will admit it: those black blocks of whatever? Hideous.

  • it all depends on what material they actually end up being…

  • I’ve always thought the building next door (brick red in the top photo) looks like a pop-up but nicely done — to create a multi-unit building? The front doesn’t pop up but the entire 3rd floor is now level at the roofline and you can see a (thankfully slight) difference in materials. They’ve even re-created the difference in the artist’s drawing.
    Anyway, this project sounds exciting and I can’t worry too much about the black wall.

  • Vonstallin

    Is this a new small local prison?
    If so the location is dead on ! 🙂

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