TOMPKINSVILLE — A developer plans to fill an empty Tompkinsville lot with an energy efficient six-story apartment building.
George Christo, president of Door to Door Realty, plans to build the Pavilion Hill Terrace apartment building at 12 Van Duzer St, near the corner of Victory Boulevard, with a mix of one-bedroom and studio apartments, New York YIMBY first reported.
"I think the community is thriving. It's part of the gentrification, the streets are much different now than they were before," said Christo, a longtime St. George resident.
"The nightlife is being stimulated there, quality of life features that attract people to live in the community. That's part of why I like this community and why I invest in it."
The plans call for 10 apartments along with ground-floor retail space and a small community center, Christo said.
He plans to rent one-bedrooms for $2,200.
"All the apartments are going to have views of the harbor, you could see the water from the first floor," he said.
The building will also have features that will make it more energy efficient, including a green roof, rainwater collection and the ability for residents to control the amount of power they use, Christo said.
The project is being designed by the local firm Vengoechea + Boyland Architecture/Urban Planning, LLP.
Aside from the Pavilion Hill Terrace project, Christo also built the buildings next door to it on St. Pauls Avenue. He's also working on converting the former convent at 78 Fort Place in St. George into more than 30 market rate apartments.
He plans to start construction on Pavilion Hill Terrace within eight months, Christo said.