After five or so frustrating years, University Place is reaching some milestones regarding for its Town Center project.
On June 22, construction on the first private development at Town Center - a five-story, 12,000-square-foot building adjacent to the Civic Building - will break ground.
The project, which is being developed by SEB Inc., will consist of 100 units. The developer will pay $800,000 to the city for the rights to build on top of the "Lot 8" garage, which the city still owns.
Although construction has already started on the building, the groundbreaking comes a few months after Town Center's first retail business - the - opened its doors next to the project's original tenant, the University Place Library.
The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Friday at north of the Civic Building, 3609 Market Place W.