Historic Lebowsky Theatre gets a fresh new green start
February 22, 9:16 AM
The historic Lebowsky Theatre in Owosso, MI is getting a fresh new green start, under the direction of Grand Rapids green building and design specialists, Bazzani Associates. Built in 1926, as a vaudeville house, the Capitol Theatre (later renamed the Lebowsky Theatre) was severely damaged by fire in 2007. The restored historic landmark will reopen in 2011 as the Lebowsky Center. It will become the home of the Owosso Community Players, who own the building. When completed the center will be LEED certified.
For the Bazzani group, green building is not just a sideline, it is what their business is all about.
“We specialize in commercial and mixed use building,” said Guy Bazzani, President/CEO during a recent interview, “Mixed use is defined as either retail or office on the first floor or office and residential on the second. It’s all about bringing density to the places where people work. There is less environmental damage if everybody walks to work.”