Construction is progressing ahead of schedule on the $69 million The Reserve at Hudson Crossing mixed use development in downtown Oswego.
"They are ahead of schedule," Village Administrator Daniel Di Santo said of project contractors Tuesday. "There are bricks going up on the east side of the building right now, the roof is up, so they're starting to work on the interiors."
Di Santo said The Shodeen Group of Geneva, project developers, originally were anticipating to begin renting apartments in the complex next spring, but now expect to be able to do so early next year.
Located on the former site of the Alexander Lumber yard at Washington Street (Route 34) and Adams Street, the first phase of construction of the multi-story complex includes the south building featuring about 176 apartments, 10,100 square feet of retail and a restaurant with outdoor dining along Washington Street. Streets adjoining the project are also being rebuilt and benches and other amenities installed.
The Reserve will also include a parking garage that will be owned by the village. The deck will include approximately 341 spaces of free covered parking for downtown visitors. Di Santo said that the village anticipates the structure will be open to the public either in December or in early 2021.
Pricing for apartments may already be available, Di Santo said. Several people, he said, have already reserved apartment spaces and members of the public can contact the company for information on renting.
"By the end of the winter, we're expecting people to be able to move in," Di Santo said.
"We're excited that they're ahead of schedule," Di Santo said of The Shodeen Group and their contractors. "In the midst of (the) COVID(-19 pandemic), they were able to keep pace and exceed expectations."