WELCOME TO THE GRAY GOOSE BUILDING
WELCOME TO THE GRAY GOOSE BUILDING
Former Janesville Tobacco warehouse to become office, retail space
On the outside, the 23,000-square-foot brick warehouse at 207 N. Academy St. is big, gray, and unassuming. Inside, three of four floors of the expansive structure are empty from the heavy wood floors to the 16-foot-high beam ceilings. Plans for the warehouse renovations will keep the building’s heavy wooden interior structures uncovered and center-stage, making it a unique and open office or retail space.
Building owner Mark Robinson has never thought of the massive, four-story former tobacco warehouse he owns on North Academy Street as a white elephant.
Instead, Robinson has always called the building The Gray Goose. Later this year, The Gray Goose is going to honk, beat its wings, and command some attention once again as the building undergoes a $3.5 million renovation.
Now Renovating for Spring 2016
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2,650 to 5,300 Sq. Ft SUITES AVAILABLE
The open warehouse space allows limitless possibilities in creating the functional layout you need for your office or retail space.
HIGH TRAFFIC COUNTS
The Gray Goose building is highly visible from Centerway, (US Hwy 51) which serves as a main artery between the North and South sides of Janesville and has nearby traffic counts of 11,400 to 15,200 vehicles per day.
“CHICAGO LOFT” STYLE FEEL
High ceilings, virgin timber beams, and large windows give this unique office space the feel of a downtown Chicago loft right here in Janesville.
KEY CARD ACCESS CONTROLS
Key card access control for your business will help ensure the safety and security of your employees, assets, and properties.
UNIQUE OFFICE SPACE
The Gray Goose features high ceilings, spiral duct work, and open spaces, allowing you to create a truly unique retail or office space that will leave your visitors saying “Wow” and differentiate you from the competition.
All floors in the building will be served by a new elevator as well as exterior and interior flights of stairs.
The Gray Goose building has a generous amount of onsite parking that is typically not found in downtown office space. There are also city lots nearby and on street parking available within a few steps of the front door.
GREAT VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN
The Gray Goose sits on a small hill overlooking beautiful downtown Janesville and the Rock River with unbeatable views from the upper floors.
The central location of the Gray Goose building is only minutes from Janesville’s North and South sides and a quick jog to Interstate 39/90. Downtown Janesville is within 40 miles of Madison and 100 miles of Chicago.
The Gray Goose Building Built
Project Renovation Budget
Building's Total Square Footage
Plans for the warehouse renovations would keep the historic building’s heavy wooden interior structures uncovered and open.
Rock County’s current population of 160,104 (2014 estimate) continues to rank among Wisconsin’s largest counties. Steady-to-moderate population growth, as measured by comparative census data, is directly attributed to the County’s close proximity to larger, metropolitan locations such as Madison, Milwaukee, Rockford, and Chicago. Geography, industry, and transportation linkages, coupled with lower cost of living indicators – continue to facilitate Rock County’s overall positive growth patterns.
A COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
In December of 2013, the City of Janesville announced the kickoff of the Rock Renaissance Area Redevelopment and Implementation Strategy (ARISE). The ARISE Plan is a playbook for action that will position downtown Janesville as a vibrant neighborhood where commerce, culture, entertainment, and history intersect. The Gray Goose renovation project is another step forward in the ARISE plan and a great example of private and public collaboration to help preserve the historical character of this building while providing class-A office space in downtown Janesville.
"When you're thinking of a quasi-warehouse, a great big one, there is only one like this that's been done in Janesville. It's unique, inside and out."
We are so excited about this new office space. We feel the uniqueness of this building will help us attract new employees and provide a creative space to collaborate on projects.