Walls Up at Wright and Wagner Loft Project

Wright and Wagner Lofts project looks to honor Beloit’s past, build for the future

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Beloit Daily News Staff Writer

Sep 10, 2020

CCI Constructs Wright and Wagner Lofts

Corporate Contractors Inc and the build team make progress on the first of three buildings within the Wright and Wagner Loft development.

BELOIT — Construction continues on the Wright and Wagner Lofts in downtown Beloit as Hendricks Commercial Properties looks to hold onto the historic feel of the site’s past uses.

The 74,600-square-foot, 54-unit residential apartment community builds off the success of the Phoenix Apartments that opened in 2014 on Grand Avenue, with demand still high for downtown housing. The approximate unit size will be 965 square-feet, according to HCP Director of Public Relations RoseAnn Haedt.

HCP Midwest Region Vice President of Development Dan Barkes said construction on the first building remains ongoing and on schedule to allow interior work to continue through the winter.

“Our goal is to complete the structural portion of the development along with the roof, windows and siding to seal up the building allowing us to work through the winter on the interior buildout,” Barkes said.

The project will eventually include three buildings near 200 W. Grand Avenue, the site of a former railway station, dairy and Kerry Ingredients production facility.

“As far as design goes, we are using a tumbled brick to stay with a brick finish that was used back at the turn of the 20th century,” Barkes said. “We are using board form concrete that was commonly used in that time period.”