Building begins at Merritt Station site
In early May, Osprey Property Company began construction on Merritt Station, a new apartment com- plex comprised of 72 units spread across two buildings.
The new complex is being developed on the
long-vacant property behind the Denny’s and AutoZone locations situated along Merritt Boulevard.
According to Osprey spokesperson, James Riggs, construction is going smoothly.
“We are on schedule, if not a little ahead of it,” Riggs relayed. “The contractor has run into both good weather and good soil, so they have been able to get a lot done.”
According to Riggs, the company is expecting the same delivery time as projected: late June of 2018.
The complex, he noted, will accept housing vouchers (commonly known as Section 8), but the apartments will be higher-end in terms of quality.
The construction of the buildings is not projected to affect traffic patterns or general happenings in the Dundalk area.
“We do not expect there to be any disruptions to the community as a result of the construction,” Riggs explained. “The site is located in a commercial area and is not adjacent to any existing residential communities.”
Merritt Station will be the first new apartments built in Dundalk in four decades, according to Riggs. “Merritt Station brings to Dundalk modern apartment amenities with rents that are well within reach of Dundalk families,” he continued.
Each of the two buildings will house 36 units, but the larger of the two buildings, which will be located closer to the Giant, will also be home to over 9,000 square feet of commercial retail space.
The new complex will also offer access to outdoor spaces including a dog park and a “community green” which will include a “tot lot” and a gazebo. The complex plans to house various other amenities such as a community room, fitness center, media room, storage for residents, laundry facilities and limited garage parking.
Each of the 72 units feature open kitchens, the access to in-unit laundry hook-ups and two bathrooms. Units come in both two and three bedroom varieties.
More information about renting these units will be made available closer to the complex’s anticipate completion in late June 2018.
Construction has begun on the new Merritt Station apartment complex on Merritt Boulevard.
Developers are building 72 apartments in two buildings on a site (in red) off Merritt Boulevard behind Denny’s and AutoZone.