The renovation plan for the property at 506-508 W. North Ave. consists of two phases. Phase 1 will focus on the restoration of the exterior of the property to meet all historic preservation standards. It will also be focused on the creation of new work space in the warehouse portion of the building. Phase 2 will renovate the residential side of the property into three modern apartments with great views of West Park. Phase 1 will begin in October of 2015, Phase 2, shortly after. The completion of phase 1 is expected to be late spring of 2016.
Savage Visual Effects
Savage Visual Effects is a nationally recognized, visual effects firm based in Pittsburgh. Founder, CMU grad and Mexican War Streets resident, James Pastorius, created Savage in 2007 and has been awarded the Lead VFX Supervisor role on projects such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards and Gone Girl. James is very active behind the scenes of feature films that are brought to Pittsburgh and is thrilled to make the Mexican War Streets part of this exciting venture! www.savagevisualeffects.com
James Pastorius moved to the Mexican War Streets last spring and would like to use this property as his home and as a home for his small business. In addition, James wants to create a space that will engage the community and bring life to the property.