Vernon Boulevard’s dilapidated Paragon Paint Factory building may soon be part of a huge new residential development.
Construction plans were filed Saturday for a 28-story, 296-unit building at the site; partial demolition plans for the paint factory were filed a day earlier.
According to developer Brent Carrier, the rear portion of the factory will be torn down. The remaining structure will be attached to the new tower and will hold both first-floor retail and residential space.
“We want to preserve the façade of the paint factory and combine it into the new building,” Carrier said.
Carrier declined to discuss specific design plans for the paint factory, but acknowledged that its green exterior will change.