Fencing was in place and the area had already been cleared for construction at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, but officials were on site Monday to kick off the apartment building project with a groundbreaking ceremony.
The yard replaced the old Sears, which was closed and razed. The old store, one of the mall’s original tenants, will be replaced by a pair of four-storey buildings with up to 271 apartments.
Work crews have been busy for about a month, Joe Bell, spokesman for the mall owner Cafaro, said Tuesday.
Some of the work included adding a new lane in the parking lot for better access to stores, Bell said. A section of the parking lot has been temporarily closed and will reopen when the project is complete.
Bell said crews will start with public works and then begin constructing the building.
He said they hope to open Attain at Spotsylvania Towne Center in phases, with the entire project completed within two years.
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Cafaro partnered with developer Bonaventure Investments to build the apartment complex. Officials from both companies attended the groundbreaking last week.
When the apartments open, Bell said it will create an “extremely convenient” environment for residents.
Spotsylvania’s Supervisory Board approved the apartment plan in January 2021. The plans also provide for 352 parking spaces, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and a swimming pool.
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