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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Eco-friendly apartments proposed for Eagle Plumbing building in Stevens Point

From an article by in the B. C. Kowalski in the Wausau Daily Herald:

If all goes according to plan, the former Eagle Plumbing building is in for a makeover.

The Stevens Point Plan Commission on Monday will consider allowing a plan to build apartments at 1000 Third St., the former Eagle Plumbing site. The plan also would encompass adjacent property at 941 Portage St.

Arc Central has proposed converting the existing structure into a two-story, eco-friendly apartment building, company co-owner Jim Lucas said.
"Our interest is to build an energy-efficient building," Lucas said. "The brick walls tend to lend themselves to that."

Lucas said Arc Central also is considering amenities such as catching rainwater, solar panels, tilled gardens and outdoor bicycle storage.
"I think most building owners want energy-efficient buildings," Lucas said. "It's not a matter of promoting green; it's just a matter of good design. Nationally, more energy is consumed from heating and cooling than transportation."

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