Three city commissioners, eight firemen and a handful of interested onlookers trudged through the former Hotel Rieger building on Wednesday morning for its annual inspection.
The consensus? The building is in much better shape than most thought.
Greg Spatz and Jonathan Sandvick, the building's developer and architect, said they've put in a "substantial" amount of money fixing the roof, replacing windows and cleaning the building throughout the past several years. They hope to transform the former downtown hotel into affordable apartments with retail on the ground floor.