Parkside Commons

Mixed-Use Building, Commercial/Residential

Original Commercial Wing Tenants Included

  • PA Dept. of Health
  • Stairways Behavioral Health
  • Laurel Technical Institute

Client:       Professional Development Associates

Location:  847 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335

Size:          Approximately 120,000 s.f.                                     (70,000 Residential & 50,000 Commercial)

Completed: 2007 Residential / 2007 - 2011 Commercial

Narrative:  The project involved converting an abandoned junior high school into a mixed use - commercial and residential - facility.  This adaptive re-use project saved the building from being demolished while being compliant with national historic restoration guidelines.  The east wing classrooms were converted to apartments, the high-bay library was converted to loft apartments, and the west wing auditorium was converted into 2 levels of commercial office space.

Statement: Mr. Trott was not "Architect of Record" for the Residential portion, but worked as a Staff Architect while a Partner at Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC.

Mr. Trott was not "Architect of Record" on certain Commercial portions of the building, but designed and managed the project while a Partner at Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC. Mr. Trott was "Architect of Record" for the Stairways Behavioral Health and Laurel Technical Institute tenant spaces in the Commercial wing.