Jackson, via Jackson Lane Design’s Facebook page, said she was “overwhelmed by the community support and so thrilled with the excitement everyone shared” during the event.
MLH Developers is investing about $445,000, which includes $350,000 in renovations and $95,000 in building acquisition, into the project. Kimener said.
The building was purchased with the intent of a mixed-use remodel, he said.
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“There were a number of small businesses and even restaurateurs that walked the space with options for the first floor space,” Kimener said. “Jackson Lane Design was the best fit.”
MLH Developers is planning to invest at least $400,000 to deliver “a high-end product that the Middletown’s housing study has shown is in demand in our area.”
Both apartment units are approximately 1,200 square feet, Kimener said.
“There will be a minimal build-out for the retail space for Jackson Lane Design, so the plan is to have it available before the New Year and apartments to be leasable in (early) 2020,” he said.
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MLH Developers will hire a construction crew with all required subcontractors to finish the project as planned, approximately 30 tradespeople, Kimener said.
Middletown City Council in May approved a 12-year, 100 percent Community Reinvestment Area tax abatement, one that MLH Developers said would help offset the large capital outlay that is being made.