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Walker House renovations on display

January 21, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN -- Representatives from The Bowman Development Group held an open house Wednesday at the former Walker House and Tri-State Electric building at 34-38 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Matthew Donegan, manager of new business development for Bowman Development, said the company is ready to discuss renting space in the properties to prospective tenants.

The top floor of the Walker House, which was built around 1865, has been renovated into a 2,000-square foot luxury apartment, said Irv Gish, Bowman's director of special projects.

The $1,600 monthly rent for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment will include all utilities, appliances and a washer and dryer, he said.

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The first two floors of the Walker House - each is 2,500 square feet - will be rented as office space.

Gish said contractors used as much of the original building material as possible to maintain a historic look. The office space on each floor could be rented to a single tenant or several, Gish said. Bowman Development will work with each tenant to meet personal design requirements.

"Once we get a tenant, we could have them in within 60 days," he said.

The second and third floors of the former Tri-State building, which sit above the Bulls and Bears restaurant, are available for office space as well, Gish said. Each of the floors offers 3,920 square feet.

Gish said the rental price for office space will be negotiated depending on the tenant's needs.

Gish said construction on the buildings started in 2004, but they sat dormant while Bowman Development built the parking deck to the rear.

"We were waiting until we got to this point until we were ready to show it," he said.

For entertainment, tenants won't have to walk far. In addition to Bulls and Bears, a 56-seat bar is in the basement.

To learn more about renting space in the Walker House or Tri-State building, call David C. Taylor at 301-582-1555.

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