48-Unit apartment complex, restaurant proposed in Niles

NOW: 48-Unit apartment complex, restaurant proposed in Niles

Dozens of new apartments may be coming to Niles.

A 48-unit apartment complex is planned at 411 Fort Street, just south of downtown. Developers have dubbed it "The Forge". 

The Niles City Council will consider granting a commercial facilities exemption to the property during its Sept. 25 meeting. The exemption would freeze the taxable value of the currently-vacant property for 10 years so developers can move forward with the project.

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The Council will decide on a similar request for a new restaurant at an old church, Monday.

The company behind Round Barn Winery wants to build a restaurant with a tasting room, bar, and live music at the former Grace United Methodist Church at 501 Grant Street. 

Round Barn is also asking for a commercial facilities exemption, hoping to make the site a destination spot.

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