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What’s developing? Five new apartment projects

New housing is on the rise in Bloomington. Five new apartment projects will provide more housing options for seniors as well as more affordable housing. 

The City recognizes the importance of adding housing to meet the needs of the community. Adding more affordable housing is a goal of the One Bloomington strategic plan. 

“There’s currently high demand for multifamily housing. Young people are starting families later in life, the number of people over 65 is increasing and vacancies are low,” Planning Manager Glen Markegard said.

Take a look at five recently approved apartment projects coming soon to Bloomington.

Opus Senior Living, 6701 West 78th Street 

At the former Lifetime Fitness site, The Opus Group developers plan to build a four-story building with 186 independent, assisted and memory care senior apartment units along with a day care facility. Construction is anticipated to start in 2019.

Friendship Village Expansion, 8100 Highwood Drive

Lifespace Communities developers are planning 101 new independent senior units in a five-story building, plus a new 140-bed, three-story health center.

Penn Place Apartments, 10041 Penn Avenue South 

Boisclair Corp is planning a new four-story building with 43 affordable workforce units. Construction is anticipated to start in 2020. 

108 Place Apartments, 4008 West 108th Street 

Construction on this four-story building with 42 affordable workforce units, developed by MWF Properties, is expected to begin in 2019. 

Bloomington Central Station Apartments, 8051 33rd Avenue South 

McGough will develop 402 units, of which 40 will be affordable. This six-story building will add to the emerging neighborhood along the LRT in South Loop. Construction is likely to begin late in 2018, with projected completion in summer 2020.