Built in 1910, the Citizens Building was Aberdeen’s first high rise building and was a symbol for the substantial growth of the community in the early 1900s. Over the last decade, the six-story building on the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue has fallen behind in repairs. However, with the new boom in downtown Aberdeen projects, Friends & Citizens LLC is hoping to bring life back to the Citizens Building.
The idea originated from student interns during CO-OP Architecture’s summer design studio program “Friends & Citizens.”
The restoration project designates the first floor to commercial and retail space, and the remaining five floors will be residential levels with approximately 40 apartments including studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom layouts.
To accommodate for the apartments, a complete renovation will need to take place. This involves new systems, windows, finishes, elevators, and more. The ownership group hopes to complete construction in early 2023. //—Josie Clemens
For more details about the project, call 605-262-0243 to contact Spencer Sommers at CO-OP Architecture.