Thursday, August 27, 2009

McKesson Lofts Images

The grand opening and open house of the McKesson Lofts in downtown Rock Island was last night. Here's the QCTimes article about it, and here are some images I managed to get while I was there.

Here's the exterior of the renovated building. The balconies were added, and some of the environmentally friendly features include geothermal heating/cooling, and a green roof. The 2nd and 3rd floors are condos, half of which are already spoken for.

Good views all around. The river-facing units have a great view of Davenport (it'd be better without the casino there) and the future location of Armory Park, while some of the other units face over towards the District and all that urban activity.

This is one of the more unique features, in my opinion. The common areas on each floor have cutouts in the floor to allow light from the skylights above to make it all the way down to the main floor.

A lot of open floor plans, studio style bedrooms, and laminate flooring. Like a lot of these converted buildings, very few condos' floor plans are alike.

The lobby on the 1st floor. Some of this floor is unfinished space planned for commercial use. The stairwells and elevator are keyed to limit access to the residential floors, which is always nice. As fast as this building is filling up, maybe developers will consider some condos in downtown Davenport? Anybody?


At 8/27/2009 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it hear Rivers Edge is s l o w l y selling some units

At 8/27/2009 9:34 AM, Blogger Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

These look like spiffy condos. I just don't know whether they'll stay afloat during Mississippi floods? They're pretty expensive though, those are Chicago-style prices.

At 8/27/2009 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's gorgeous.

At 8/27/2009 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago prices? You're joking, right? A Chicago condo with a River view, new construction, and that kind of square footage could literally cost tens, if not hundreds of thousands more.

At 8/28/2009 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't RI have a flood wall?

Otherwise, the place looks nice.

Nitrous55 (Rethug)

At 8/28/2009 7:44 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Yes, Rock Island has a flood wall. There's not much likelihood of these condos being flooded. Unless of course Davenport foolishly built one too, and pushed the water over the top of RI's... but that won't be happening.

At 8/28/2009 8:37 AM, Blogger Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

I said Chicago-style not downtown Chicago. A studio in downtown Chicago costs more than 2 of these condos put together. And the taxes are a whole other thing altogether.

At 8/30/2009 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The floating money vacuum hits you like a baseball bat now that RI's has thankfully moved off-river.

At 9/22/2010 1:21 AM, Anonymous condo Philippines said...

I think this is a great place to invest. Beautiful photos of this McKesson Lofts.

Paula M

At 5/31/2011 10:22 PM, Anonymous condo manila said...

Beautiful images. Great view on the outside too.



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