One of University Place's most-anticipated projects - a mixed-use building under construction at Town Center - is scheduled to welcome its first residential guests by early next summer.
That's what Steve and Kevin Berg of SEB, Incorporated, the project's developer, told the public on a new segment of "Business is UP," the city's economic development television program currently airing on UPTV and available on the city's website. It's moderated by University Place Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Mariza Craig.
(We've also provided the segment in the media gallery above)
Passers-by on Bridgeport Way West near Town Center can watch the "Clearview Building" project currently under construction.
When completed, the building will offer 12,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail space with 100 units above. It will consist of 40 one-bedroom units, 40 two-bedroom units and 20 studio units.
Steve Berg said he expects the project will house a mix of residents 55 years and older, as well as students. It will feature a community gym, barbecue and a spa area.
Of course, the big question that residents and much of University Place wants answered: What will occupy the retail spaces on the ground floor?
They'll have to continue waiting for that answer for now. Eric Berg said the owners don't have any leases signed, but there's been plenty of interest.
Watch the video, Patch users, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Are you looking forward to the completion of the Clearview Building? Do you think SEB will have a retail tenant by the time the residential spots open? Will this project prompt more businesses to move into Town Center?