In the early 2000s, a developer named Peter McQuaid started a condominium development called the Crosswinds.
The project was meant to be a mixed-use development in the center of the city, which would be home to two condominium towers, a shopping center and two other developments.
The developer never made it.
But then a few years later, after a new owner came to town and built a condontented office tower and two apartment towers in the area, Crosswind developers went out of the business.
One of them, Robert H. Smith III, was killed in a car accident.
The other was never found.
The condo towers were sold to a new developer, who built a new condo building, and then a new tower, and a condo tower.
Now, about five years later — in 2019 — another new developer is selling the CrossWinds condontents to another developer, and another developer is planning a new development.
So the crosswinds condo towers are coming back into business.
“It’s an example of the kind of development that can take place in the downtown core,” said Robert Smith, who worked for Crosswind for a few decades.
“The idea that you can have multiple, separate projects going on, you know, a couple condos going up, is really just not the case anymore.”