Thank you to the Daily Gazette for featuring Draper Lofts Apartments (www.DraperLofts.com) in “Fall Home”! The article captures the community’s attachment to the community and how those ties have been celebrated in the new community.
Following is an excerpt from the article by John Cropley and to read the entire story, click on the image below to be directed to the Daily Gazette’s website:
Conversion of deteriorated Rotterdam building into 111 apartments took two years, cost $14M BY JOHN CROPLEY, Gazette Business Editor, MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER
A two-year, $14 million project created the Draper Lofts in Rotterdam, a 111-unit apartment building inside the former Draper School.
A stone plaque, above, and remnants of the original gymnasium floor remind residents of the building’s origin as a beloved school.
Draper Lofts features clean, open spaces, but not high-end features such as granite counters or tile floors, and aims to be affordable for a significant portion of the working adult population.
Class isn’t ever going to be back in session at the old Draper School, but the formerly decrepit community landmark has had a measure of class restored to its walls and halls.