Things are happening in the East End that’s creating optimism in a neighborhood many residents say has been long neglected. On Seaview Avenue Russian-born developer Anatoliy Gurevich is close to completing a condominium complex that officials say will help brighten the neighborhood. “Things are beginning to happen that are going to encourage people to want to live here,” says City Councilman Ernie Newton who represents the district. “We’re trying to clean that up, close the afterhours spots down, tear these old buildings down, and build some new ones, so we want to try and keep it affordable.”
The condominium development is not far from the Steelpointe Harbor waterfront area making progress on construction of the Dockmaster building that will feature offices of the developer RCI Group, marina and restaurant.
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“I do think it’s a matter of integrity and even though he was secondarily associated with the project I think he felt he had a primary responsibility to finish it,” said Bill Coleman, deputy director of economic development. “He’s showed remarkable staying power and a remarkable commitment to excellence in construction. He’s a finisher. The kind of businessman and developer we want in our city.”
Now, the Russian developer is looking to finish the project by the end of the year, making good on his investment in an area that has caught the eye of several other developers.
“There is a lot of value here,” Coleman said.
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