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Booth Fire & Safety: Sentimental And Prudent Redevelopment

In the brownfield redevelopment world, tunnel vision around the end use can set in for any developer. Perspective can go a long way to fully comprehend the entire matrix. How many stakeholders actually take the time up front to research the history of a building? Each site has a story and people might be more proud of the transformation if they understand the former history. Doug Gorman did just that in 2006 when he was searching for a property in Bowling Green, Ky. to relocate his business, Booth Fire & Safety Inc., he purchased a building that had been vacant for five years. The story-and-a-half structure contained 17,000 square feet and was known for its yellow, ceramic glazed tile bricks. Back in the late 1940s, State St., which is in front of the building, was the main thoroughfare in Bowling Green. At night, the headlights of the cars driving by…Log In to Read Full Article

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