The Village Council originally approved a proposal to construct the five-story, 89-unit apartment building at 5100 Forest Ave. in August 2015, and heard the pleas of Holladay Properties Vice President Drew Mitchell during its July 19 meeting.
Mitchell said progress was slow but steady through the past three years since acquiring the property, which he said had been now vacant for a decade.
“We’re on the verge of getting started with this project … it’s been a long time in the making,” he said. “We collaborated with the village and worked very hard to identify a development that fit the downtown, that was consistent with the downtown comprehensive plan and that worked from an economic standpoint.”
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