Preserving the Architectural Legacy
Built in 1890 by John Van Wormer– one of the first elected trustees of the newly incorporated city– the Victorian home at 1803 Spring Street is Paso Robles’ best example of the “Carpenter Gothic” architectural style. From 1980-2008 it was known as the community nursery where its lush grounds grew year-round. Now vacant and decaying, we intend on restoring the home’s original elegance and welcoming spirit to preserve its legacy for the neighborhood.
Paso Market Walk will feature the restored, architecturally significant Victorian home re-envisioned as a restaurant, short-stay one and two bedroom suites, and a series of sophisticated marketplace buildings with local purveyors. The market will also give the neighborhood a welcoming and gracious community gathering place, family-friendly outdoor commons, and water-wise gardens to enjoy. It’s a place where community can be woven, strengthened, and inspired.
Meet the Developers
Deborah Baldwin is an experienced entrepreneur with several successful businesses to her credit. In 1981 she co-founded Justin Winery and remains grateful to the city of Paso Robles for its enduring support. Lauded for her knowledge of the wine industry, appreciated for her sophisticated taste, and passionate about building community, this project is Deborah’s way of giving something back to the city that has been so good to her.
Gene Deering and Justin Diem of Radius Commercial Group, are bringing their real estate expertise to Paso Market Walk. They will utilize their leasing experience to pinpoint unique restaurants, and navigate them towards a successful opening in the market. The group represents a vast amount of real estate exposure on the central coast and are ecstatic for what is to come in Paso Robles.
ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS
Project M Plus is an award-winning 360 brand development agency specializing in identity, interiors, and architecture. Based in Los Angeles, we chose the firm for their approach to urban development and human-centered design, and for their extensive experience working on master planning, historic preservation, restaurant and retail design, interiors, programming, branding, and marketing. After helping hundreds of companies grow with their integrated suite of creative services, their goal is unwavering – to create indelible experiences and human-centered spaces that spark creativity and conversation.