Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Check Out This View

I've written a handful of posts on the odd little Mansion House office building at 335 N. Fourth Street.

This building has been vacant for decades, and with good reason, frankly. The poor design of the Mansion House complex leaves this building sitting atop a parking garage, completely detached from Fourth Street. It does have street-level access at Memorial Drive, but Memorial is not exactly pedestrian-friendly.

On the other hand, being situated atop a garage means that the building offers abundant parking. It also features great visibility from Memorial Drive. But its real selling point, for any tenant who doesn't mind the building's flaws, is its views...

Check out this picture taken by Steve Patterson at the recent riverfront/Arch grounds design charrette held in the vacant office space. Look past the dated decor - that can be easily updated - and you'll see that this building offers amazing views of the Arch grounds. I'd love to have this view.

335 N. Fourth Street currently offers 18,500 sf of space, with lease rate and tenant finish negotiable - I'm guessing this space could be had at a very nice rate. It would work well for office tenants, but might also be a good spot for a restaurant as well.

Rob Berneking of AH Realty Advisors is the listing agent - (314) 773-1700 x114, rob@ahrealtyadvisors.com

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