Atlas Real estate, which owns the Fort Lafayette Apartments in Fort Lafayette, Indiana, has announced plans to purchase and renovate the former World War II-era buildings.
“We are very excited to be moving forward with a renovation of our Fort Lafayette properties,” Atlas president and CEO Mark Wahlberg told ABC News.
“These buildings are a part of our community’s history, and we believe that we can enhance the quality of life in Fort Lyon, Indiana by adding a larger living space, better amenities and new amenities to our current buildings.”
“Our Fort Lafayette apartments are one of the best in the Midwest and will be a wonderful addition to Fort Lyon’s revitalization efforts,” said Wahlberger.
The Fort Lafayette buildings, which are located near the Fort Lyon Airport, were once part of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment.
The properties are located along the north edge of the Fort City Historic District and are a few blocks from downtown Fort Lafayette.
The building at the top of the photo is a 1920s-era structure that was designed by architect Arthur T. Pritchard and built in 1918.
Atlas is also planning to renovate another historic structure, a 1920-era building in Fort Bend County, Texas, known as the “Lemongrass House.”
It is located in a residential neighborhood just a few miles from Fort Lyon and features a large stone fireplace and two bedrooms on one level.
The structure also includes a large garden and is a popular place for family outings.
The Lemongrasses’ buildings are currently vacant and are scheduled to be demolished by 2019.
Atlas purchased the Fort Laflinas in 2015 for $30 million, and they are currently seeking a buyer for the Fort LaPines buildings.
Wahlber and Atlas have not disclosed the amount they are seeking for the Lemongrillas, but they have previously said they intend to redevelop the Fort Lillian’s Historic District, which includes the Fort Louis buildings, and are looking to build an urban mixed-use development on the property.
The original Fort Lafayette was built in the 1920s as a U..
S Army base, but the U,S.
Navy and Air Force took over the buildings in the 1950s.
In the 1950’s, Fort Lafayette’s real estate values were hit hard by the war and were eventually bought by Atlas and sold for a profit.
The buildings were demolished in 2012 and a series of demolitions occurred after the Fort Leavenworth bombing in 2018.
“I am excited to announce that Atlas will be renovating the Fort Lilin’s Historic Area, which will add a new, spacious living space and a new amenity,” Wahlburg said.
“The renovation will be completed in about four months, and once the renovations are completed, we will have a complete, new Fort Lafayette home in the works.”
The Lemongrias’ Fort Lafayette units are currently located in Fort LaMettrie, Texas.