Ever since I moved to Rockford in early 2001, I have heard hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of ideas of how to spruce up downtown. More than anything else, I've heard the idea of making living spaces out of the many downtown buildings. Recently, there was some movement on potential condos in the Amerock building near Davis Park. Now, it looks like the historic Trust Building at State and Wyman may be getting a residential makeover.

I once had an attorney who had an office on the 11th floor of that building and remember how unique the view was from that top floor. Looking east over the Rock River and down State Street made me really enjoy the city I had just moved to. According to WIFR, there will be one and two bedroom apartments available. Rent prices are still being determined.