Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency will move a 1937 historic home to its property and convert it into office space.
The home, located at 215 NE 7th Ave., is poised to become the location of a new town house project.
Instead of razing the two-story home, the agency will work with the developer to move it to its property alongside its current office, which is also a relocated historic home.
“It’s a great opportunity to save a building,” Commissioner Bill Bathurst said.
The California Monterrey architectural style home is about 2,800-square-feet. The agency has outgrown its current space and has been figuring out how to build out more space.
Agency officials say this option may save money compared to building a new addition. A proposed 1,500-square-foot addition was estimated to cost $500,000.
The cost to move the home will be about $125,000. It is unknown how much it will cost to convert the home into offices. The conversion will require upgrades to comply with current Building Code and ADA accessibility requirements.
The home is a historically contributing single family residence designed by Samuel Ogren, the city’s first registered architect.