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Underground parking garage first step in apartment project on Spruce Street

A cement mixer provides concrete for the footers on the four-story apartment building under construction at 22 Spruce St. The hole, deeper than normal for a foundation, is to make room for an underground parking garage. The photo looks north toward Kiowa Street. Spruce Street is to the right.
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Construction has begun on a four-story, 46-unit apartment building at 22 Spruce St.
       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.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 7/28/16; Land: Construction)

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