One Webster Landing Lofts
Adaptive Re-Use Apartments, Syracuse, NY
VIP Architectural Associates
One Webster’s Landing has a long history in downtown Syracuse. It was constructed in 1893 as the “Marshall Building” and, over its history, was occupied by candle makers, tobacco distributors, grocers, and even the West Shore & Buffalo Railroad for some time. Despite the change in surroundings and owners, the exterior architecture of the building has stayed the same.
VIP Structures purchased the building in 1986 and began renovations to transform the heavy timber and red brick warehouse into a modern and collaborative office space that was the headquarters of VIP’s integrated design-build firm until 2023.
With VIP now moved into a new development at the Post (Standard) building, the five-story, 36,166sf building at One Webster’s Landing is undergoing a second adaptation to convert the building into 34, 500-700 SF one-bedroom apartments. Breaking ground in June 2023 and expected to be completed in 2024, the apartments will feature a mix of original finishes (hardwood flooring, brick walls, timber framing) and modern fixtures.
In addition to the high-efficiency apartments, the facility will include amenities such as a fitness center, bicycle storage, and available tenant storage for rent. This building is within walking distance from downtown, has easy access to multiple highways, and will be a great addition to the housing market in downtown Syracuse.
VIP’s team, in consultation with Environmental Design Research (EDR) has taken the project through parts 1 and 2 of the Historic Tax Credit Submission process. VIP’s development team will continue to own and operate the building.