If you've been wondering about all the construction going down on Gross St., here's your chance to peek into an adaptive re-use project that updates a 1920's industrial building while still keeping that Bloomfield uniqueness. Valentina & Ben have been working hard on the 'Federated Building', renovating the workshop into 3 artist studios, and are ready to let us take a tour!
Did you know that Valentina & Ben call it the 'Federated Building' because it was formerly Federated metals?
The building was built in the 1920’s and was part of a major industrial site. And with the help of Wildman Chalmers Design, LLC, they kept the old windows and floors and brick. Some real Bloomfield preservation charm!
"I would add the word “Industrial” because part of the point was the bring an industrial building back to life. We are in UI zoning. A lot of that is gone in the city because of the EI behemoths that are the major players now. I think it’s cool that the building is part of the foundry."