The Schwarz

Lincoln, Nebraska

13 Luxury Condominiums, 5,100 GSF Office Space

The historic Schwarz building has an unbelievably unique story, and our team wanted to help preserve it. In 1888, on the southwest corner of 8th and “O” streets in Lincoln, Nebraska’s historic Haymarket District, a wholesale grocer, Hargreaves Bros. Company, moved into its new home. Then, in 1917, the building became home to the Schwarz Paper Company, where they operated in the space until 2015.

The 130-year-old, 4-story, renovated Schwarz space now houses 13 luxury condominiums and over 5,000 square feet of office space. The custom-built residential spaces vary from 750 to 1,800 square feet, with views of all of the downtown activity.


  • The design team provided lighting design under the east canopy.
  • Each condominium has a unique floor plan, and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were carefully designed to fit the historic architecture and layout of each space.
  • The telecommunications distribution systems were designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate future technologies while meeting the current needs of the Owner.
  • The electrical distribution system was designed so that each residential and commercial tenant will be metered separately.
  • The fire alarm system was designed to meet both residential and commercial requirements.
  • Each tenant has their own split system heating and cooling unit.
  • The historic building shares a standard exhaust air duct system.
  • An exposed spiral duct system was designed for each tenant space.

You can check out more of our mixed-use development experience here. 

Photography credit: Sinclair Hille Architects

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