One of the most visible buildings in downtown Lakewood is slated for a major overhaul.
The new owner of the Marjorie Building presented plans to the city's architectural board of review that would reshape the property at 15100 Detroit Avenue.
The building — housing local favorites including The Exchange, the Root Café, Lion and Blue and Tease Hair and Body Parlor — recently changed ownership.
The new owners of the property, Allied Real Estate, bought the building for $600,000 in July.
Plans include stripping the T1-11 plywood siding off the building to expose the brick; installing new windows; and installing new hardware.
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The apartments upstairs are also set for a massive renovation.
If approved, the major portion of the project would likely begin this spring. Work to the garage in the rear is expected to begin later.
Dru Siley, the director of planning development, said that the proposed renovation "looks really nice.”
“This brings the building back to life," he said at an ABR "pre-meeting" last week.