More than 200 apartments will be coming to the city next year as part of a project under construction on the former Golden Castings Foundry site.

The complex known as Ashford Park Apartments is being developed by an Indianapolis-based firm, Herman & Kittle Properties Inc., and will bring 209 apartments to Columbus when it is completed. The company plans to build two four-story apartment buildings as part of the $28.3 million project at 1616 10th St.

The city approved an ordinance in July to sell up to $25 million in economic development revenue bonds to finance construction of the project.

Construction on the property began in September and is targeted for completion in the summer of 2018 that will bring one-, two- and three-bedroom units to the area, said Erika Scott, vice president of development for Herman & Kittle Properties Inc. The first units will be made available to the public in late spring of next year.

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Sixty percent of the apartments will be offered as affordable housing, while the remaining will be available at market rate, said Laurren Brown, spokeswoman for the property and management company.

The complex will be the second apartment community within Columbus for Herman & Kittle Properties Inc., which also oversees Canterbury House Apartments at 3501 Nicholas Lane.

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