Neighborhood Launch Community Center The Welsh at Normandy
Renovations to the l9th-Century Welsh Presbyterian Church structure located in an urban renewal district of downtown Columbus, revitalizing the building from a vacated homeless services facility, to a resort-style clubhouse amenity, serving the tenants of urban loft-style apartment living. This project benefited from the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, requiring detailed analysis of the history and uses of the building, including an intensive cooperative relationship between developer, design team, and historic preservation specialists at the state and federal level, to arrive at a marketable project preserving and repurposing this historic building.
Lupton Rausch provided all services for historic analysis, rehabilitation of original steel and heavy timber structure, masonry restoration, stone repairs, creating the framework for the club facility. Program elements include casual gathering spaces, kitchen/dining, fitness and pool facility and supporting business offices.