Building History

Roethke was Virginias oldest auto dealership. The Roethke dealership was located at 1001 Monticello Ave. and was built in 1915. They sold Desotos, Hupmobiles, and Plymouths. They expanded the building in 1938…

Renovation

Our building, built in 1915, was Virginia’s oldest auto dealership called F.A. Roethke DeSoto. It underwent an extensive historic renovation, beginning in January 2014, cumulating in the design of Fort Tar Lofts…

Floor Plans

Fort Tar Lofts, a boutique-style apartment community, is located on the borders of Ghent, where residents will enjoy city living at its finest! Located within the limits of the Norfolk Arts District, this community offers thirteen units…

 

Introducing Fort Tar Lofts, a boutique-style apartment community, located on the borders of Ghent, where residents will enjoy city living at its finest!

Located within the limits of the Norfolk Arts District, this community offers thirteen units, each with its own unique floor plan. The building, built in 1915, was Virginia’s oldest auto dealership called F.A. Roethke DeSoto. It has recently undergone an extensive historic renovation culminating in the design of Fort Tar Lofts.

The preservation of this historical structure is noted by the industrial finishes found in each apartment, which include such features as original concrete flooring, exposed brick and masonry walls, 14-ft ceilings and expansive windows that make the interior of these apartments like no other in Hampton Roads, all with on-site and secured parking. Our convenient location is less than a five minute walk to the Chrysler Museum, Chrysler Hall and The Harrison Opera House.

Downtown Norfolk, with its many exciting restaurants, superb night life and premier shopping is located just a half mile away, as well. Living near The Tide, Norfolk’s new light rail system, residents of Fort Tar Lofts can easily travel anywhere throughout downtown Norfolk and into Virginia Beach. Call us today to reserve your one-of-a-kind apartment!