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Old 04-03-2015, 02:04 PM
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Biafora's Accelerated Construction Services has posted some new signage along Grant Ave (the 'dead' zone between 4th and 5th streets) which elicited my visit to their website - where I found the following:

An announcement for two separate 100k sq ft buildings, 9 stories each (six above the grade of Grant Ave), with seven stories of residential space and two lower levels of parking. The rendering indicates a building style that is a bit different from the usual Biafora Box, so that's a plus. Construction is to start May 1, 2015 and be completed in May of 2016.

Accelerated Construction Services to Build Grant Avenue Apartments | Accelerated Construction Services

And this link is for the renderings:

Grant Avenue Project | Accelerated Construction Services

No indication as to how many beds, and I'm a bit surprised by the start date because I've yet to see this building pass through the planning commission, not that I'm sure what qualifies a building project to require PC approval.
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:56 PM
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That's actually good to hear. That will pretty much clean up Sunnyside between Beechurst and University Ave. I know it is easy to dislike Biafora because of his opposition to other, competing developments, but he is a terrific developer who has singlehandedly transformed a major portion of our area. Putting student density in that area makes perfect sense. It will be walking distance to shopping and the PRT. This is good for the City of Morgantown. It also keeps that property on the county tax rolls and will give city government another boost in B&O tax revenue from construction.

The pace of development and construction continues unabated in Morgantown, and along with what is happening in Berkeley and Jefferson counties and the Wheeling Highlands, it clearly sets the standard for our state with nearly all of it happening with private funding (little to no state funds applied). When you see areas constantly looking for grants or legislative doles for projects, you know things really aren't healthy there. Happily that is not the case here in NCWV, especially in the Morgantown area. Now... if we could just get the state to do its job it is supposed to be doing everywhere and fix our roads, and provide us with adequate infrastructure to meet our growing needs.

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