Building Info

Germania Building
  • Address:
    135 W. Wells St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Architectural Style:
    Beaux-Arts/Classical Revival
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $1,114,400
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $1,999,600
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $3,114,000
  • Year Built:

Redeveloped into apartments by a partnership of Cardinal Capital Management and Haywood Group.

Recipient of a 2018 Mayor’s Design Award. Design work on the redevelopment led by Korb + Associates Architects.

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IDDateTypeDescription
COM-ALT-17-004822017/06/02Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit.
PBFS-17-004122017/05/10Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit.
COM-ALT-17-003092017/04/13Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit.
ELEV-17-000432017/03/22Permit
Elevator Permit.
PWEU-17-001342017/01/31Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
PWOP-17-000362017/01/19Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-16-014352016/11/03Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
ELEC-16-002772016/10/25Permit
Electrical Permit.
PWOP-16-013882016/10/25Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PLB-16-004902016/10/25Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWOP-16-013652016/10/25Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
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