GreenHeart Opens Parking Deck at Legal Arts Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Brian Angelilli, president/CEO of GreenHeart Companies, says he expects to have a decision by October regarding a redevelopment plan for the former Legal Arts Center building downtown.

Greenheart, which acquired the property in 2019 through a limited liability corporation, distributed a news release Friday announcing that the building’s parking deck is open.

The Legal Arts Center, on the southeast corner of Market and Boardman streets, sits next to the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and Courthouse and across the street from the Mahoning County Courthouse.

The parking deck has a self-pay kiosk and operates around the clock with hourly and monthly rates. Each level has 17 spaces, with the upper level dedicated to daily and hourly parking and the lower level to monthly customers.

GreenHeart is in the process of evaluating concepts for the building, which has a restaurant space on the ground floor and offices on the upper levels, according to Angelilli. He predicted construction would be underway in early 2023.

“We’re working on a couple different ideas,” he said. “I think we will have a decision on which way we’re going by August.”

Last year, when Angelilli appeared before the city’s design review committee to seek approval for façade and lighting repairs, among the possibilities he discussed were a new restaurant, apartments and a potential rooftop bar.

Plans now being considered could either include or exclude the restaurant and bar, he said Friday.

GreenHeart also is working on renovation of the Gallagher Building, which an affiliated LLC acquired in 2019. Angelilli said he plans to convert most of the building, 23 N. Hazel St., into efficiency apartments, with a restaurant and some retail on the ground floor.

Pictured: Legal Arts parking deck. (Image GreenHeart Companies).

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