Bid Opportunities

Press Release

New Life for a Downtown Menasha Office Building

May 24, 2022

Scott Pigeon
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. | Director of Marketing
Phone: 920-380-2175 | Email:

New Life for a Downtown Menasha Office Building

(Appleton, Wis.) – Change is coming to a 30-year-old office building in downtown Menasha. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is converting the 3-story office building at 130 Main Street into a mixed-use structure that will include commercial space and apartments.


“The entire interior of the building is being renovated to create Harbor Lofts,” said Annika Schuller-Rach, Hoffman project manager. “Once the transformation is complete, we’ll have a distinct new building that will be part of the Menasha landscape for decades to come.” Exterior work includes staining the brick and installing new windows.

Dark Horse Development of Appleton owns the 32,500 square foot building. The basement and first floor will be commercial space, while the second and third floors will be apartments. A fourth story will be added to the building for a total of 14 apartments on the upper floors. “The fourth-floor addition will be part of the third-floor loft units with common apartment space on the third floor and the bedroom and master bath part of the loft addition on the top floor,” Cole Alsbach of Dark Horse Development added. “Two of the seven loft units will also feature a patio/deck, providing a beautiful view of Main Street and the marina.”

Demolition of the building’s interior is already underway with construction expected to begin in May. “We anticipate wrapping up the project late this year,” Schuller-Rach said.


Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hoffman’s mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions. Total Project Management (TPM), is Hoffman’s exclusive process that integrates efficient, healthy, and cost-effective building solutions that respect the environment while enhancing a building’s quality and value and reducing initial and long-term facility costs. Learn more at