"I think it's a wonderful project," said Karen Haddad, CURA's assistant secretary and treasurer.
Turner said that he hopes to take out building permits next week.
According to Kanawha County Courthouse records, the parcels of land that comprise the project were sold to Newport III LLC on July 2 for $625,000.
East End Main Street Executive Director Ric Cavender called the condominium project the "first domino to fall" in additional mixed-use housing in the East End, and said he believes the condos will spur development in nearby buildings.
"The project itself is a game changer for the warehouse district," he said.
He said that East End Main Street has been working with Turner and Associated Architects for the past few months, and the organization will continue to provide support and guidance for the condominiums during construction. Facade grant money will also likely be available for the project, Cavender said.
"I think these units will go quickly," he said.
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