821-825 Main Street
In 2007, Just-A-Start Corporation purchased the site of the former Nightstage nightclub. The site had sat vacant since the early 1990s, and was a blight on this busy portion of Main Street. With support from the City, Just A Start redeveloped the site into ten affordable condominium units. The units include six three-bedroom, two two-bedroom, and two one-bedroom units. All units were sold to income-eligible first-time homebuyers.
The building received LEED Platinum certification and contains many green features, including a rooftop solar array that provides most of the units' electricity. In addition, all units contain Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency windows, and other insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs.
This project created new affordable ownership opportunities in a vibrant neighborhood, close to transportation, job opportunities, shops, restaurants and cultural facilities. In addition, the site was transformed from a vacant, blighted parcel to an integral part of the active streetscape on Main Street.