The abandoned 10-story, 95,849-square-foot structure at 3400 Montrose was described last year by photographer Patrick Bertolino as "what a building might look like after a zombie apocalypse, minus the zombies" — but maybe there's hope for it yet.
"We are looking for the right development group to breathe life back into this iconic Montrose/Museum district property," Ed Nwokedi, Cushman & Wakefield's senior director and the property's listing agent, said in a statement.
Neighborhood residents have waited for news of repurposing or renovation of 3400 Montrose, which emptied soon after Scott Gertner's Skybar & Grille closed in 2010 and has been sold twice in the intervening years.
3400 Montrose emptied soon after Scott Gertner's Skybar closed in 2010 and has been sold twice in the intervening years.
The building — which was built in 1953 and features a basement, nine-foot ceilings, a penthouse level with two balconies and first floor retail space — is situated on 41,000 square feet of land. The listing also includes a four-story, 300-space parking garage and two single-family homes.
"This is the right time to redevelop due to the area's strong demand and demographics. Converting the building into mid-rise apartments or a boutique hotel would be ideal, but the office sector is also very strong in this market," Nwokedi said.