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No Veterans Housing at Acorn Corner Redevelopment

Developer says huge interest in private apartments at former downtown hotel

No Veterans Housing at Acorn Corner Redevelopment

Transitional veterans housing is no longer a part of the redevelopment plans for Acorn Corner.

Developer Ron Burbick said the initial plans to have veterans transitional apartments on the fourth floor of the former Kent hotel were changed due to expected delays in financial support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Plus, there's been excess demand for the planned upscale apartments on the fifth floor, Burbick said.

"They will be replaced by upscale apartments similar to those on the fifth floor," he said. "Efforts continue to identify space for the veterans units at some future date when funding does become available."

The tenants and floor plans for the building are:

  • Basement - Kent Cycle and storage for Buffalo Wild Wings
  • First floor - Buffalo Wild Wings kitchen and bar
  • Second floor and mezzanine - Buffalo Wild Wings family dining tables
  • Third floor - Marathon Financial Services, Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and a community conference room
  • Fourth and fifth floors - two 1,500 square feet or three 1,000 square feet luxury rental apartments per floor.

The project recently encountered delays and is expected to open some time between January and April of 2013.

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