Wednesday, March 15th, crews began demolishing the 1949-era cinderblock home at 235 SE 80th Avenue, making way for a three-story apartment building. The new structure will support 11 units of housing. Eleay Properties bought the house in 2019 and started the permitting process to build the multifamily development. Schumacher Custom Homes is the builder on this project.
In addition to the new housing, the developer will plant a new street tree and construct a carriage walk – a small cement path in the furnishing zone that bridges the planted gap between the sidewalk and curb, allowing people to exit a vehicle without stepping on the grass. An Early Assistance application for the project scoped 12 units and seven parking spaces. However, the submitted permit application text does not mention parking and proposes one less apartment. Expect to see demolition work complete at the site sometime next week, and construction should begin this summer.
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