Sign of the Times: Eckhardt Lofts

One of the finishing touches on the redevelopment of the former Eckhardt Department Store at Broadway and Fillmore is up for review.  Cedarland Development is seeking approval to install historically-accurate signage on the building which is now a mix of affordable apartments, a Head Start daycare center run by the Community Action Organization, plus additional retail and commercial space. The proposed sign needs a variance for being located above the second story of the building and for more than 35 sq.ft. of sign area per row.

950 Broadway’s Eckhardt Lofts at 950 Broadway features 28 affordable housing units. The building had been unused for 18 years, with portions of the building being vacant for decades prior.

The Art Moderne building was designed by architects Bley and Lyman and built in 1940 as a department store. The building has a streamlined aesthetic that combines strip windows, a rounded corner, and extensive glazing on the exterior. From 1940 until 1957, the building operated as a department store. By the late 1950’s until the 1990’s, it served as office space for the State Department of Labor.

Flexlume Signs is proposing to fabricate and install the channel letter signage.

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