Construction on a new apartment complex in Prince George is going smoothly.

The 51-unit property located on 4413 Glen Shee Road, near 15th and Foothills is expected to be complete by October or November according to the Kelson Group.

President, Jason Fawcett told the new building will help fill a void.

“Well, the market in Prince George has been strong and as we own another six to eight complexes in the city, we know the vacancy rate has been very low in Prince George and there is very good demand for rentals right now.”

“We are expecting a wide mixture of residents that will be attracted to it. It’s located right at the base of the university and provides such amenities like underground parking and in-suite laundry as well as a number of items that are just not available in the older buildings that were constructed in the 1960s and ’70s.”

Fawcett added the mild winter season in Prince George aided construction efforts.

“We’ve had a good winter in Prince George. We are now framing the fourth floor, which is the top of the building, and if all goes we are hoping to be open in the fall in either October or November.”

“We are still working on the final name of the development as its on the same property as our Forest Glen apartments. We are going to name the property uniquely and we are just waiting for our marketing people to decide what the name is going to be.”

The facility was the second most valuable building permit of 2020 at just over 14-million dollars according to the City.