Underground parking garage first step in apartment project on Spruce Street
The schedule calls for the new building to be completed and ready for occupancy by August 2017, according to the on-site supervisor for the developer, the Challenger Group of Companies.
The initial work has involved digging a hole 170 feet long by 70 feet wide. This is in preparation for an underground parking garage that will ultimately be built 7˝ feet below the street surface, the supervisor said.
Other tenant amenities will include a gym, a café, an elevator and a rooftop patio, plans show.
Development plans were approved by City Council in February, including infill-related waivers on the height limit and amount of off-street parking.
Units will range in size from 450 to 950 square feet, plans show.
The complex is bordered just to the west by an older neighborhood of mostly one-story single-family homes.
The site had previously housed a Dollar Store, but it had been closed for several years, and the building was demolished to make room for the apartments.
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