As one of the original large shopping venues in the heart of downtown Cleveland, The Halle Building was originally constructed as a rigid frame concrete building in several phases, including the last phase providing a 500 car parking structure. The principal Halle structure permitted large expanses of glass necessary to enhance daylighting for the building’s merchandising. Street level retail only occurred at the parking structure while the upper 8 stories of the car park featured the same wide expansive openings to emulate the facade design of the principal building.
The adaptive reuse of the building will create 120 loft style dwellings comprised of 1 and 2 bedroom units, with upper story units created as two levels. Grade level will remain largely as it exists based upon the reconstruction which occurred in the early 1990’s. A mezzanine level will also remain for commercial office use and a lower terrace level, with underground connector beneath Prospect Avenue to the parking garage, will remain as public uses for retail and food venues.