Build­ing be­gins at Mer­ritt Sta­tion site

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By MIA MCCASLIN mm­c­caslin@ches­pub.com

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.

PHOTO BY GIANNA DECARLO

Con­struc­tion has be­gun on the new Mer­ritt Sta­tion apart­ment com­plex on Mer­ritt Boule­vard.

GOOGLE MAP

De­vel­op­ers are build­ing 72 apart­ments in two build­ings on a site (in red) off Mer­ritt Boule­vard be­hind Denny’s and Au­toZone.

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