My husband and I were out looking at investment properties all morning, as we are in the identification phase of a 1031. We looked at a very nice brick apartment building. It has a nice, aluminum-sided, 3-car garage behind it and also this strange building. Realtor had no idea what it was for and we couldn't come up with any logical explanation. My husband hypothesized that they had leftover trusses and block from the garage and just stuck them here - LOL. Anyway, just wondered if anyone has ever seen anything like it and any idea what it was used for. Realtor said current owner's dad built everything and the property has only ever been used as apartments (although it is zoned commercial we think.) So....I am curious what it might have been intended for, and - more importantly - figuring out how to make money from it if we buy it! :) Prob a little storage unit I guess.
It is rather dumb looking
LOL - I'm waiting for some great explanation, but I think one probably doesn't exist. Maybe it is just a half-finished something or other....
From another equally confusing angle....
It looks like they might have been planning to put up a few gas pumps...
Not sure but I'd perhaps purpose it into a coin operated laundry room.
Cover to get a vehicle out of the rain?
Car wash maybe? Covered parking? It’s definitely unique.
There’s just junk inside the building currently. It’s not for laundry - it’s a 3-4 unit apartment with (oddly) SEVEN laundry hookups in the basement (I think plan was to make additional apartments over the garage). I was thinking covered parking too but seems like such overkill with that crazy roof - snow and rain would blow right in with a roof so high. 🤔
Hello, @Erin K. !
Is the area zoned properly to convert it into a little drive~thru dairy? Money~Maker!!
Best to you! $$$
If there is plumbing, I think it's a car wash, and the attached racks are for hanging hoses and long handled brushes. Looks like additional income, or a great fund raiser for the local high school groups if you feel inclined to give back to the community.
@Erin K. , have Tesla install a power wall there.