The first residents are moving into Broadway Station, the new apartment project in Grove City's Town Center.
By April 15 and 16, 10 units were occupied and tenants are expected to move into another 10 units by mid-May, said Joel Pizzuti, president of the Pizzuti Cos., the developer of Broadway Station.
One of the three buildings at the development is completed and the other two are expected to be ready for occupancy before the end of May, Pizzuti said.
Broadway Station will offer 120 units, a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, on a 3.25-acre site located behind Grove City Hall and on the former site of a lumber yard.
"There's so much happening in the Town Center. It was definitely a place we wanted to be," Pizzuti said. "And the location behind City Hall and just a short walk to the new library, which has been such a success, is ideal."
"Cities of all sizes want to create a sense of place for residents," Pizzuti said. "They want to create a walkable town center with places to congregate, places to meet and great local business and restaurants to support. Grove City isn't any different."
"There's a lot of exciting things on the horizon for the Grove City Town Center," he said. "We like to think we, along with the new library, are some of the first components of that activity."
The city's vision for the Town Center has always included a desire for more housing in the district, Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage said.
"If you bring in more people, that will encourage more business to open," he said. "And the more businesses, restaurants and activity you have, the more people will want to live in the Town Center."
Stage said he believes Broadway Station is a sign of development to come.
"With the success of this project, we believe there will be other developers who will want to do multifamily projects in our historic preservation area, which includes the Town Center," he said.
Broadway Station's amenities include a fitness center, yoga/barre room, club/billiards room and an outdoor community space with a grill, fire pit and full-size bocce ball court.
The one-bedroom units offer about 750 to 825 square feet of space with rent ranging from $969 to $1,059. Two-bedroom units range from 1,032 to 1,165 square feet and lease from $1,314 to $1,414.
Interior features include stainless-steel appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, granite counters and walk-in closets.
"We really don't have a target market," Pizzuti said. "This project has drawn attention from all types of people.
"Living in a town center offers a lifestyle that is appealing to a lot of people -- singles and married couples, retirees and workers," he said.
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