The empty lot at the corner of Blake and Pine streets in Lewiston, where several buildings were destroyed by fire in 2013, may soon be developed Sun Journal file photo

The Lewiston Planning Board unanimously approved the development review and subdivision plan for 35 apartment units at 111 Blake St. and 82 Pine St. at its meeting last week, according to City Planner Doug Greene.

“We are targeting spring of next year (to break ground),” said Catherine Elliott, a development officer with Avesta Housing, which is consulting on the project for Community Concepts.

Community Concepts will own the building when it’s finished.

Elliott said they hope to have the first people moving in in the spring of 2021.

The $7.4 million project will be four stories tall with 28 low-income housing units and seven market-rate units, according to filings with the board.

Some residents took issue with the city’s decision to rezone that area last summer.

This was originally published as part of “Auburn McDonald’s to spend $300,000 to remodel; Lewiston OKs 35 apartments.” Have a Buzzable tip? Contact staff writer Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]

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