This evening developer Rick Yackey unveiled two renderings of the Saucer building as it is planned for renovation. The renovation would restore the original storefront glass at the center of the structure and would add some additional space under the existing saucer roof, which would bring the enclosed area to about 4,000 square feet. Yackey indicated that Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits will be used for the renovation.
There would be two tenants, and Yackey said he has had increased interest in the building since the national publicity about its previously planned demise. While not revealing the planned tenants, Yackey said they would likely be restaurant and a coffee shop.
Richard Henmi, the saucer's original architect happened to show up for the unveiling, and was very pleased with what he saw in the renderings.