Herald Flats holds open house, ribbon cutting Thursday

Published 1:46 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Herald Flats, a new apartment and commercial complex located at 130 S. Saratoga St., holds a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Suffolk Vice-Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on hand for the event. 

This mixed-use, renovation project underwent a major historic rehabilitation after the building that was home of the Suffolk News-Herald was heavily damaged in 2020 by a tornado that hit Downtown Suffolk, according to a news release.

The project created 14 studio apartments that feature granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors and exposed brick walls.  The development also converted about 500 square feet of commercial space located at the front of the building, which is currently available for lease. 


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The Monument Companies worked with the Suffolk Economic Development Authority to obtain a façade improvement grant to assist with costs associated with window and masonry repairs as well as replacement windows and doors, according to the release.

Located in the heart of downtown Suffolk, Herald Flats will neighbor the future Downtown Festival Event Park as well as the site of the brand new library opening in 2024. 

“I’m excited to see renovations and revitalization happening in Downtown Suffolk,” Mayor Michael Duman said. “The Herald Flats are another asset to our Downtown corridor and we appreciate the Monument Companies continuing to invest in Suffolk.” 

Monument Companies principal Chris Johnson said the firm is delighted to deliver its sixth project in downtown Suffolk. 

“The Suffolk Herald building, a mixed-use historic renovation of an iconic building, has turned out great, and we look forward to making future investments in Downtown Suffolk,” Johnson said.

More information on the Monument Companies can be found here www.themonumentcompanies.com.