South Park project takes off

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The Flats at South Park project is weeks away from breaking ground on the four-story building. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Construction on the long-discussed Flats at South Park gets underway in the next couple of weeks, and developers hope it will be the first of several projects that help extend the Brown Street corridor north toward downtown.

The Flats project is a four-story building along Warren Street that will offer 43 market-rate apartments on the upper floors and space for restaurants and service firms on the ground floor. The project is estimated to cost $7.4 million.

The Flats has been in the works for about three years, and plans for the development have undergone many revisions to address concerns from residents about parking, a drive-through window and lane, and the apperance of the building.

The Flats is expected to open in the fall of this year.

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