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Ground broken for apartments at old Silver Moon Lodge site

Officials broke ground recently on the Silver Moon Apartments on 10th and Central Avenue near downtown Albuquerque, on the old Silver Moon Lodge motel site, reported the Albuquerque Journal.

The $13.5 million project will add 151 units for low-income residents, and is expected to be finished in July 2014. Oregon-based DBG Properties, the developer, is using low-incoming tax credits to erect the buildings.

The apartments will be on the site of the Silver Moon Lodge, torn down two years ago.

A previous report said the Silver Moon Apartments name is nod to the property’s past, and developers will reuse the original neon (seen above) to mark the area.

(Image of the old Silver Moon Lodge sign in 2006 by Tadson, via Flickr)

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