SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — From office space to apartments. Renovations at the former Lackawanna County Administration building are nearing completion.
200 Adams Avenue has a whole new look. From outside, the former Lackawanna County Administration building appears to look the same. But if you look closer, windows front to back, top to bottom have changed, including the main entrance canopy.
On the inside, from the second to sixth floor, you have 65 apartments taking over the commissioner’s office, hearing rooms, courtrooms and more county offices.
“It’s amazing! As someone who has walked in this building plenty of times when it was the county building. Where you’re standing there were metal detectors,” said Charles Jefferson, Owner and Developer, 200 Adams.
The main entrance has transformed into a modern industrial look and feel. 15 tenants have moved into one of its one or two bedroom, studios, or bedroom and a den.
“This is their home and for the last 10 months it’s been sort of my home, so now they are living in my home and it’s pretty special,” said Jefferson.
“This really does represent the future, the long-term future of Lavish,” said Micah Woodward, Co-owner, Lavish Body and Home.
Micah Woodward and his wife will be moving their salon, spa and store to the first floor. It will occupy 7,000 square feet, more than doubling their current space.
“We’re going to have five independent spa rooms and its own spa department. Salon chairs we’re going to go from seven to 14 so we are going to be able to offer a lot more,” said Woodward.
A once dark building after hours will now be vibrant at all hours at 200 Adams.
Lavish Body and Home is expected to move into their new location in January. The owner of the building anticipates each apartment will be leased out by the end of the year.