Hercules gets ready to welcome tenants

December 10, 2017 by  

Canton’s Hercules project is wrapping up its first phase, and will soon be ready to accept tenants.

The high-end housing complex was the former home of the Hercules Engine Company; the site comprises 26 acres, and dates from about 1900. Since the complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, care has been taken to honor its history. The buildings on the site are decades old, and the property was occupied as far back as 1870.

Developers were required to follow guidelines set by Heritage Ohio and the National Park Service. Among the requirements were that bricks that were painted had to be repainted, architectural details had to be left intact, and new windows, while energy efficient, had to look the same as their historical predecessors.

The 90 housing units are all different. They range from 600 to 2,400 square feet, and share the same style—high-end appliances, modern kitchens, high ceilings, modern baths, and natural light—but each has a different layout and some individual quirks. These may include exposed bricks, a pillar in the middle of the unit, or a brick patio. The complex offers spaces for tenants to gather, such as a lounge, as well as co-working space.

People who want to live at the Hercules site can apply starting in mid-December, as the first phase goes on the market.

Developers often use illustrated brochures, which clearly show a project’s amenities, to market the units.