Martin Professional Building, a new two-story, multi-tenant professional office building and new home to Martin & Wagner, P.A. broke ground Wednesday, July 13, on a .7 acre former vacant site in Rogers at 21330 John Milless Drive, the same street as the Rogers Library and the Chamber of Commerce.
The new 7,930 square foot building will provide modern office space to the law firm of on the second floor. The first floor is available for lease either in its entirety as 3,000 square feet or can be subdivided for two businesses. The first floor will be built to suit the tenants’ needs.
Rogers Mayor Ihli and city planner, Sheila Cartney as well as the property development and construction team joined the owner, attorneys, and staff of Martin & Wagner, P.A., and other guests to celebrate the construction kick-off with ceremonious shoveling of the earth.
Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included:
• Becky Martin, Owner/Attorney, Martin & Wagner, P.A.
• Mayor Rick Ihli, Mayor, City of Rogers
Martin said, “We started our firm in Rogers and have been here for many years. It was important for us to stay in this community.”
Martin wanted to add to the landscape of Rogers commercial structures with a building that provided architectural details and a style that added to the business community. “I have always wanted to own my own building – this is an exciting time!” she said.
Mayor Ihli said, “We are proud of this new development and the design that it adds to the City of Rogers. Rogers does not have a lot of professional office space and this is a building that complements our goals for the future development of Rogers to maintain and attract businesses to our City.”
Martin wanted to add to the landscape of Rogers commercial structures with a building that provided architectural details and a style that added to the business community. Together with the architects of Distyle Design, the owner of Martin Professional Building created a welcoming and warm exterior that carries through to the inside. The exterior is clad in contemporary metallic copper stucco to mimic the look of metal panels and balanced with natural stone and aluminum detailing. Large storefront windows on all sides maximize natural lighting within the building.
To add interest as well as function, the exterior windows are shaded with soft, colorful canvas awnings. A large 2-story entrance tower opens into a winding interior staircase and lobby.
For more information about Martin & Wagner, P.A. visit martinwagnerlaw.com.