In three days, Mohawk Harbor will have its first residents.
The River House apartment building is essentially complete, and the first 120 units are polished up and ready for occupancy. Fifty-six of the 206 units have been leased, and 37 tenants will be moving in next week, the first of those on Tuesday, the first day of August.
The scene was a beehive of activity Friday, with an army of hard-hatted, safety-vested tradesmen working away on a thousand details big and small, cherry-pickers rising and falling, backup alarms beeping as they trundled around. They’ll continue on through the weekend and Monday, because after Tuesday their work hours will be sharply curtailed in consideration of the people who’ve moved in.
Project leader David Buicko, CEO of the Galesi Group, said the company’s long journey in turning the former Alco locomotive factory into a live-work-play community known as Mohawk Harbor enters its final leg Tuesday when the tenants arrive and the last missing component of live-work-play starts to fall in place:
— Boat slips will go in the harbor next week;
— The office building across from the apartment building will be complete by mid- to late August;
— The remaining 86 apartments at the River House will be ready for occupancy by Sept. 1;
— The amphitheater will be built at the base of the harbor by early September, if the rain finally eases and the ground finally dries out enough;
— Commercial space on the ground floor of the apartment building will be completed in the next 10 to 16 weeks;
— The townhouses now framed out on the north end the property will be completed by the…
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