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MHAworks worked closely with the Martin County Arts Council to breathe new life into the derelict 1917 Williamston Flatiron Building. When it was donated to the arts council, the building was near collapse. With the help of a Golden Leaf Foundation Grant, the 10,000 square foot facility has again become a cultural cornerstone of Williamston.
The space features a catering kitchen, gallery space, a community meeting room, a dance hall, and support spaces such as offices. The entire structure, roof, stairs, elevator, HVAC and electrical system were completely reworked all at a cost of $50/square foot. When speaking at the ribbon cutting, Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden Leaf Foundation, proclaimed he had never seen money go that far. It is the entire team’s commitment to maximizing value which yielded a truly unique and successful project.