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Another apartment building is being proposed on the edge of New Haven’s Wooster Square neighborhood, a popular destination for developers in recent years.

The area sits right next to the city’s downtown and a short walk from its Metro-North train station, and plays host to a leafy park and two of the city’s three most famous pizzerias, but also has numerous aging light industrial properties and parking lots. Developers have proposed or completed several hundred new apartments on these industrial parcels in the last decade.

Filings with the New Haven City Plan Commission show that an LLC registered to exurban Rockland County, New York-based landlord Joel Strulovich wants to build 112 apartments across five stories at 897 Grand Ave., a collection of vacant, low-rise retail and light industrial buildings. Eleven of the apartments will be set aside as affordable housing.

The plans call out few amenities beyond covered bicycle parking spaces, a single, ground-level covered parking lot with 52 car spaces, a roof deck and a small retail storefront. The unit mix is described as eight two-bedroom units, 38 one-bedrooms and 66 studios. Filings describe an anticipated construction start of March 2024, delivering in August 2025.

The City Plan Commission is scheduled to hear the proposal Wednesday night. The project proponents claim they do not need zoning relief and are only seeking site plan review.