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David Strouse Sets ...
David Strouse Sets Immaculate Architectural Restoration Standards for Urban Revitalization
The building's current owner, David Strouse, is a CBS Los Angeles TV executive and Saginaw native.
Strouse along with his partner and design architect Marcelo Goncalves, and John Meyer, the construction architect, saw potential with the building and an opportunity to preserve a part of Saginaw's rich history that needed to be saved.
The building where Strouse
Apartments is today was one of those constructed during this time period, and its preservation was a must for Saginaw, as seen by Strouse and the local community.
made clear that he
did not intend to save these buildings out of nostalgic feelings, to get rich, or to draw attention to his
"I did this to prove to myself and others that it could be saved; and because it is the right thing to do," Strouse
stated at the apartment building's opening day speech in 2012.
"Every successful urban revitalization project in this country has begun in the historic core of a community; and the likelihood of success is linked directly to the number of historic structures remaining.
They will never be replaced because they are impossible to replace.
When they are gone, they will be gone forever".
philosophy on turning this building into an apartment complex was based on hiring local labor whenever possible and restoring rather than replacing.
For instance, he
hired craftsmen to tile the kitchen splashes rather than installing pre-fabricated ones.
The floors were restored rather than just covered up.
also stresses that saving these buildings are the "Green thing to do.
The energy, labor and materials contained in the structure of this building are resources - some of them not replaceable - that should not be thrown away".
To better help the local community and economy, Strouse
hired and relied on local businesses rather than ship items from overseas to help build the by saveshare">apartments, "It felt good to know that the vast bulk of the dollars flowed back into the community in the form of wages earned".
Two of Strouse's
most recent tenants are local bartenders, Ana Arce and Matthew Mitchell.
They (Strouse, Goncalves and Meyer) really did a good job of putting it together and making it something."
added onto what Goncalves had said, bringing up how before they started there were two walls left inside, and the staircases were so old and rickety they would have been deemed illegal for usage, "The design has a lot to do with the affordability of it, too".
As of today, Strouse
by saveshare">Apartments on Hamilton Street are full of tenants.
This is just one of many projects that David Strouse
has worked on in the Old Town and Downtown areas of Saginaw.
also owns an apartment building on Michigan Ave a block away from these, and has recently purchased several buildings downtown that he
plans on restoring much the same way he
has with these.
An email from CBS Television executive and local developer David Strouse was also among the packet of communications prepared for City Council on April 21.
, a gay man, said he
wanted to voice "strong support" for the ordinance.
"Personally, I don't see any down sides," he
"It's the right thing to do."
added that the ordinance could also send a message to the wider world that Saginaw is open-minded and willing to embrace change.
pointed out that members of the gay and lesbian community, in Saginaw and elsewhere, can often be found at the center of efforts to revitalize neighborhoods like the city's Cathedral District.
"There are certainly down sides to not embracing such a change," Strouse
Top 5 things to do in ...
Top 5 things to do in Saginaw County: A concert with David Strouse, a look at Saginaw homes and more
1. You might know David Strouse as a Saginaw developer and a CBS Television executive, but he is also a talented pianist and organist.
, a Saginaw native who lives in Hollywood, is visiting his
hometown for a 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, concert inside First Presbyterian Church, 121 S. Harrison.