Groundwork on a two-building apartment complex on Mt. Auburn Avenue in Auburn is seen Wednesday afternoon where A.R. Building Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is building 102 market-rate apartments. At right is BJ’s Wholesale Club and across the street is The Home Depot. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

AUBURN — What’s all the buzz about the construction next to BJ’s Wholesale Club in Auburn? The Buzz can confirm it is the start of a two-building apartment complex on Mt. Auburn Avenue that’s been in the works since it was proposed in August 2021.

Developer A.R. Building Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is building 102 market-rate apartments, which is a slight modification from the original 128 units originally planned. The Auburn Planning, Permitting and Code Department said there has been one modification to the original plan for handling stormwater runoff that has been approved, resulting in fewer units.

The developer said the apartments will be about a 50-50 mix of one- and two-bedroom units. A pool and a gym are still planned for the luxury apartments, which will not be ready for preleasing for about 24 months. Expect construction to begin in earnest in the spring.

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