Construction has started for an 18-unit two-story apartment complex in Garibaldi that will stress being local to the point of hiring local workers and companies.
By Brad Mosher
The building will be just east of the Garibaldi Museum, off Highway 101.
According to Paul Daniels, the president of Garibaldi Leasing and Development Inc., the project will be local in every way.
“We have hired all local people. If there is money to be spent here, it will be money from the locals,” Daniels said Monday.
JLT Construction of Garibaldi is handling the construction work, according to Dennis.
The project will be completed by March or April of 2016, depending on the weather, according to Dennis.
Dennis’ company just started this spring and selected the apartment complex. The property was zoned commercial and just needed a variance to be zoned for multi-family units.
The property has already been improved since the clearance began Friday, Dennis said. “We have improved the sightlines. We are meeting Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) specifications.
Six of the 18 units in the complex will be one-bedroom, with the other 12 having two bedrooms and two baths,” he said. The rent will range from $700 to $1,100 monthly.
The property will not be for governmental assistance or Section 8, Dennis added. “There is a need for housing in the county and a well-utilized site. This does both.“We are after more professional people or retired people,” Dennis added.
The owners of the property have lived in Garibaldi since 1992.