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The Ice Man: Building Up From the Ashes

ICE Block, News

After plans for a massive upgrade to the historic Crystal Ice and Cold Storage building went up in smoke, Mike Heller and his team were forced back to the drawing board – here’s how they forged ahead By Russell Nichols Nov. 7, 2015 The morning air smells like burning wood. It’s just after 5 a.m.…

Ice Blocks project moves ahead in midtown Sacramento

ICE Block, News

03/18/2015 5:19 PM | Updated: 03/20/2015 12:42 PM Bob Shallit – The Sacramento Bee A bold plan to revitalize three gritty blocks along Sacramento’s R Street corridor is racing toward reality. Developer Michael Heller has been meeting regularly with city officials to streamline the approval process for his Ice Blocks project, a 200,000-square-foot collection of…

Sage architecture redefines mountain living with the flight house

Martis Camp, News

california-based sage architecture crafted a midcentury modern mountain home in the martis camp development of truckee, california, unlike any you are likely to find in this environment. named the ‘flight house’ for its metaphorical escape from city life but also due to its layered airfoil roofs that hover over the living spaces beneath. on one…

R Street corridor redevelopment taking shape after years of effort

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It’s a sunny late Saturday afternoon, two hours before doors open at the Ace of Spades nightclub in downtown Sacramento, and people are already lining up across R Street to try to snag a prime spot inside to see Canadian-American singer Jonny Craig. It’s a young crowd, although the occasional 30-something couple wedges into the…

Industrial building sells on Sacramento’s suddenly hot R Street

ICE Block, News, Press

Another industrial building has sold on Sacramento’s R Street, setting the stage for more redevelopment in what is becoming one of the city’s trendiest commercial districts. Michael Heller, president of developer Heller Pacific Inc., said Friday his firm purchased the former Capital Wholesale Electric building at 12th and R streets for an undisclosed price. Heller…

R Street corridor redevelopment taking shape after years of effort

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by Mark Glover Sacramento Bee Saturday, Nov. 2nd 2013 It’s a sunny late Saturday afternoon, two hours before doors open at the Ace of Spades nightclub in downtown Sacramento, and people are already lining up across R Street to try to snag a prime spot inside to see Canadian-American singer Jonny Craig. It’s a young…

Brau Wow

News, Press

Midtown’s new LowBrau presents a modern take on a German beer hall and boasts the best of the wursts. From champagne lounge to German beer hall: it might seem that the space at 20th and K that used to be Lounge on 20 has gone, well, low-brow. Don’t worry about insulting restaurateurs Michael Hargis and…

The Real Value of LEED

2600 Capitol, News

When it comes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified offices buildings, benefits such as energy and water savings can be measured.

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