Work on the Stove Factory Lofts in Leavenworth, KS project seems to be slightly ahead of schedule, according to Steve Foutch, managing director of the developer, Foutch Brothers.
Stove Factory Lofts is being developed on the site of the former Tire Town, or Great Western Stove, complex in the area of Choctaw and Esplanade streets.
A majority of the complex will be developed for residential apartments. There also will be 10,000 square feet for office space. There also will be space for a restaurant.
According to Foutch, work on the project began about four years ago but there were delays related to financing. With financing secured, work resumed in December.
He said 36 apartments should be opened in an eastern area of the complex by the end of the year. He said the trick will be completing the site work and commons areas to the point that the apartments can be open next to ongoing construction for buildings along Second Street.
The remaining portions of the project should be completed by the end of 2014.