Urban design firm, planners, consultants and architects

The real benefits of hiring a professional urban renewal design consultant A key hallmark of an authentic and good designer is their ability of updating an older structure and at the same time maintaining its period charm. This is exactly what you can expect from us at Retown. Every urban renewal design consultant in our company is certified, skilled and …

Inner City Infrastructure and Downtown Revitalization

Inner City Infrastructure and Downtown Revitalization Projects Many people conjure images of property that sits outside of metropolitan areas when they think about development, and of course, this is one possibility. At the same time, there is an enormous amount of untapped potential lying right within many major cities, and this is an area that we focus on here at …

Retown to Develop Sabre Woods in Hickory Hills, Illinois

Retown to Develop Sabre Woods in Hickory Hills, Illinois The Sabre Room was an iconic banquet hall that hosted countless weddings, parties and other events over a period of some 67 years. A number of legendary entertainers appeared at the venue, including Johnny Carson, Liza Minnelli, Dean Martin, Liberace, and the “Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra. During the summer …

LORAIN – Broadway Building developer, RETOWN, reveals plans

The rebirth of the Broadway Building will bring 58 “stunning” apartments with 100 new residents in downtown Lorain, said the developer who is planning renovation of the historic structure. Plans include a new 300-seat modern event center built atop the parking garage immediately south of the building.

LORAIN – Broadway Building papers signed

The redevelopment of the Broadway Building is moving forward – on paper for now and at the corner of Broadway and West Erie Avenue soon, according to the Lorain Port Authority. Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd. Co. has signed the donation agreement to give the building at 301 Broadway to the Lorain Port Authority.

LORAIN – New owner, manager for Lorain’s Broadway Building

LORAIN — The Broadway Building is under new management — and ownership. Lorain Port Authority Executive Director Rick Novak said Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd., the now former owner of the building, is donating it to the port authority, which will then lease it to Broadway Partners LLC.


A redevelopment plan for the Broadway Building will continue into 2017. The Lorain Port Authority board of directors on Dec. 20 granted a year-long extension on the needed agreements with Lorain Hotel Investors LLC. The company, led by Chicago-based developer James Louthen, hopes to build about 60 senior residential units in the Broadway Building.

RETOWN IN LORAIN, OHIO Coverage in The Chronicle-Telegram

From eyesore to eye-catching. That’s the vision of developers for the former Spitzer Plaza Hotel, which they want to convert to upscale apartments for tenants 55 and older. The proposal got a boost Thursday with the award of a $440,203 tax credit from the Ohio Development Services Agency.