Apartment complex about to be razed
May 22, 2003
Asbestos removal from a boarded-up Lake Park Apartment on Kahle Drive is expected to be completed by Friday and demolition of the building will likely happen next week.
Removal of the building, one of five that were once part of Lake Park Apartments, will create space for the construction of a 30-unit affordable housing project.
One remaining Lake Park Apartment building is still occupied. There is no set timetable to tell residents when they will have to move out. Kevin Lane, manager of capital projects for Falcon Capital which is developing the apartment complex to be called Meadowbrook, said he expects tenants will receive their 30-day notice to vacate no later than Labor Day.
“I can’t tell you what our plans are yet,” Lane said. “We have to finalize stuff with Douglas (County).”
Construction of Meadowbrook was approved with a condition that a wetland and water treatment system be installed around the complex, which will be built along Kahle, an area classified as a stream environment zone.
The Douglas County engineer in charge of environmental work, Ron Roman, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
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Construction of Meadowbrook, if the cost of the environment improvement project is included, is expected to be about $5 million. The two projects will cover about 5 acres. The apartment complex will have 39 parking spaces.
— Gregory Crofton can be reached at (530) 542-8045 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org