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Plans could be changing for new apartments near UT

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One of several vacant buildings left when businesses relocated to make way for the apartment complex. One of several vacant buildings left when businesses relocated to make way for the apartment complex.
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Plans to build a four story, 143 unit apartment complex near at the intersection of Bancroft Street and Douglas Road have been in the works for months. Now, it looks like those plans could be changing.

The complex had been set to open in August, although construction has not yet begun. Now the owner of one of the businesses which relocated to make room for the project says he received a letter terminating his agreement with the developer, Polaris Real Estate Equities.

A representative for Polaris says the project is still moving forward, but with a different configuration.

Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski says he worked to make the project a reality, but was not told of any changes.

"I'm very committed to the project, as long as the developer is committed to the project. We put in a lot of time to get the necessary paperwork processed, a special use permit, for him to do the development, and if there's a little delay, we can handle that. But I think it's very important for the economy. We would be putting local construction workers to work, and so I'm very much committed to the project," said Waniewski.

Waniewski also said that any changes to the plans could mean the developer needs to seek city approval again. That could mean a delay of three to four months.

Area residents are hoping the project moves forward, if only to improve the appearance of the neighborhood.

"The trash. They have trash out in front and I think when the buildings and that go to heck, they aren't as fussy about what they do with their trash and everything," said Dave Siravo.

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