New mixed income apartment complex to begin construction downtown

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:53pm

It won't be long before there's a new spot to live in downtown Baton Rouge. Ground was broken today on a new mixed income apartment complex.

It's simply called 438 Main Street. The place will have a mix of one and two bedroom apartment’s downtown.

Several local companies are working together to pay for the complex. Mayor President Kip Holden says it gives downtown another boost.

“This project will be that added spark when you see downtown,” Holden says. “We've got gaps so we're got infill now where people can come in, they can build, they can tell the community what needs to be done.”

The developers behind the $4.7 million apartment building on Main Street downtown, Norman Chenevert and Helena and Kevin Cunningham, have purchased the property, begun construction and expect to be finished in about 10 months. The project is being financed by Liberty Bank, the contractor is Milton J. Womack Inc and the architect is Chenevert Architects.

Developers hope to have people moving in a little less than a year.

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