Bayview building material used to make skyscrapers
Bayview, California (USA Today) — An office building in Bayview that once housed a department store is being reclaimed to make building materials for the home, a spokesman for the city said Wednesday.
The building at 538 Bayview Boulevard was the headquarters of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where it is being rebuilt and rebuilt into an office tower.
A company, Bayview Construction, is also renovating the former Staple Foods building at 1550 W. Lake Avenue.
“The company is renovating both the Staple building and the Bayview Building,” Mark Hickey, a spokesperson for the California Department of Building and Housing, said in an email.
“The building is being converted to a high-end office building that will be a landmark in the neighborhood.”
Hickey said that while the office building is no longer occupied, the building’s construction materials will be used for future projects.
“It’s been reclaimed and re-purposed, so we are using the materials that will not only be used in the future but will also be recycled,” Hickey said.
“We have not identified any additional project at this time.”
The company that is renovates the building is Kenshi Building Materials, based in Los Angeles.
Kenshia has been working to redevelop the building and its surrounding area since 2007, according to the company website.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Bayview’s city to create a new home for the project,” the company said on its website.
“Bayview’s residents have been waiting for this opportunity for years and this is a perfect fit.”
Housing and Urban Dev.
spokesperson Chris Koehler said the new home will be constructed in conjunction with the City of Bayview.
The Bayview project was a project of the California Office of Housing, which is part of the state Department of Economic Development, Koehl said.
The department provides support for low-income housing and other projects, and the city is responsible for the development of the building.
The city will retain the rights to use the building, which was used as a departmentstore, and will continue to manage it as a community-owned building, Kuehl said in the email.
The project is a partnership between the city and Bayview Properties, which owns the building at the intersection of W.lake and Lake, according a city spokesperson.
Hickey and the company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.