Titusville landmark will flip into urban hub for software company
It's been a mystery for years — what's in the upper levels of the old Walker Hotel in downtown Titusville?
"From the parking lot it looks like storage to me," said Allison Violette, a lifelong resident of Titusville.
The near century-old building is a landmark in downtown, housing a handful of businesses on its ground floor. But despite it's bustling lower level, a certain secrecy looms above.
So what's up there exactly? Not much right now, but that will all change in the months to come, as Denver-based Red Canyon Software looks to flip the old building into a center for innovation. They're hoping it will eventually help turn Titusville into a "Silicon Valley 2.0."
With plans to completely rejuvenate the 1920s-era building, Red Canyon founders Barry and Laura Hamilton will turn the dilapidated second and third floors into 20 to 24 "boutique-style" apartments alongside a "collaborative work space." The team will also renovate the club room and rear balcony, and the entryway will be restored to its "original historic magnificence," according to the project's website.