CLEVELAND – The NASA K building is under construction to become 84 luxury apartments named The Centaur, after booster vehicles NASA has designed, built and monitored from the area.
Ceres Enterprises, LLC is developing the $ 46 million project, which began in October 2020 and is expected to be completed by December 2021. $ 16 million in federal and state tax credits is included as the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jon Mavrakis of Citiroc Real Estate Company said The centaur will have the luxury amenities that apartments install in downtown Cleveland, but with much more space and in a newer structure. Most of the remodeled buildings in downtown Cleveland are over a century old, while Building K was constructed in 1963-64.
The Centaur will feature Bluetooth-enabled door and packaging systems, a swimming pool and a pet playpen.
Mavrakis also expects the monthly rent to be lower than the new downtown Cleveland apartments, while still being a short drive to many area attractions.
Since the new living space will be right across Brookpark Road from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the project is taking special measures to prevent noise.
“It’s pretty cool to sit in your living room and watch the planes take off without hearing a sound,” Mavrakis said.
The other side of the building faces the Rocky River Preserve, offering residents views of nature in all seasons.
When a 54-unit hotel, The Orbit, is completed in another former NASA building next to the Centaur, residents will be able to get to the airport with the hotel’s complimentary shuttle when they need it.
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