Rehabilitation of the former Burlington Northern railroad depot was a signature project that defined the character and resurgence of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District. The building was purchased by a local development group that subsequently began a total rehabilitation in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Building Rehabilitation. First-floor features include over 21,000 SF of commercial space for a restaurant, banquet hall, retail, and Amtrak station functions. The second and third floors house 38,000 SF of administrative, personnel, and dispatch operations for Burlington Northern Railroad.
This Haymarket Redevelopment project also included the development of Iron Horse Park in the Haymarket District. Design features include new brick pavers matching those used elsewhere in the Haymarket area, ornamental fencing, a water tower reminiscent of the railroad era, a small playground, new site furnishings, native landscaping, signage, and coordination of the brick train mural with Jay Tschetter.
One of Lincoln’s most popular restaurants was remodeled to provide a larger waiting area and bar and an updated dining layout. Existing stairs to the second level were removed, adding much-needed space back into the bar area. The bar was relocated and reconfigured, and a stained concrete bar top was added, providing an urban feel to the space. The back bar wall was designed with a translucent material that is internally lit to highlight liquor bottles. Contemporary light fixtures complete the new urban image of the bar. During the cosmetic remodel of the first-floor dining room and bar, the lower-level kitchen was also completely remodeled to increase efficiency and productivity.
Together with Foodlines, ESA added booth seating, bars, a kitchen, and restored light fixtures and architectural details. Project was in collaboration with Sachs Morgan Design.
Havelock Façade Program
Downtown Historic Havelock received a redesign and rehabilitation of nearly 30 building facades. Erickson Sullivan Architects worked closely with building owners, the Havelock Merchants Association, and the City of Lincoln Urban Development Department on this project.
Development of the Haymarket Square block included renovation plans and historic preservation of multiple Victorian-era buildings at 8th & P in the Haymarket. These included the Veith Building, Harpham Brothers Building Magnum Chemical Building, and the Old Horse Collar Factory, which surround a 5,000 SF open-air courtyard.
Omaha’s original firehouse was transformed into Upstream Brewing Company with a large copper-topped bar, 250 seat dining room, outdoor patio, sidewalk dining, and pool room.
This turn of the century railroad depot was renovated in compliance with the State of Nebraska Historical guidelines. Funded by the Department of Transportation financing, this project included a complete re-roof of the original clay tile roof, new mechanical and electrical services for the entire first floor, and renovation of the main hall to serve as a railroad museum. Specific preservation issues unique to the project included restoration of existing interior finishes, re-roof specifications created to maintain the original building design, and the introduction of HVAC system ductwork designed to preserve the interior design of the existing historic building.
The Lincoln Building
The City of Lincoln contracted Erickson Sullivan Architects for the remodel of the Lincoln Building, consisting of the relocation of the Department of Aging, as well as the remodel of floors three through eight into condos. The design utilized the high ceiling space and open mezzanine to create an open first floor. Efficient office spaces were designed on the second, with offices and storage space incorporated into the lower level (once a bank vault!).
Gottberg Brew Pub
This historic restoration project transformed a car dealership into an exceptional restaurant and one of Nebraska’s largest brewing facilities.
Kinkaider Tap Room
This popular Broken Bow-based brewery opened their first Lincoln location in 2020 in the Historic Haymarket District.
Iron Horse Park
The Haymarket Redevelopment project included the development of Iron Horse Park in the Haymarket District. Erickson Sullivan Architects’ design work included new brick pavers matching those used elsewhere in the Haymarket area, ornamental fencing, a water tower reminiscent of those of the railroad era, a small playground area, new site furnishings, native landscaping, signage, and coordination of the brick train mural with Jay Tschetter. Also included in the work was the development of parking areas north and south of Lincoln Station.