Banging Gavel Brews Brewpub
AltusWorks was engaged by Banging Gavel Brews to transform this apartment building built in 1872 for Carl Vogt – and listed on the National Register of Historic Places – into a production brewery, tap room and restaurant. Located steps from the Metra station, the brewery is envisioned as a community asset, as it will put a major landmark back into use for everyone’s enjoyment.
This Design-Build project, led by Trinity Commercial Construction, is supported by TIF funding and Federal Historic Tax Credits, which will be used to restore the exterior masonry and wood porch, thoughtfully modify the interior to accommodate a change in use, and maintain/preserve the character-defining features, all in compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. As a major adaptive reuse project, in order for this historic building to accommodate a modern commercial brewery, the design solution includes seamlessly inserting a new steel structural frame and complex mechanical systems into the existing building.
In addition to serving as the Architect, AltusWorks is executing the documentation and application process for the historic tax credits administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on behalf of the National Park Service (NPS).