A town of Union developer is moving forward on his plans to build nearly 30 townhouses on property he first tried to acquire more than two decades ago.

Mike Malarkey said he expects groundbreaking for the "Leisure Village Senior Living" project to get underway in May.

28 townhouse units are to be constructed by Malarkey Building & Remodeling on about five acres of land adjacent to a cemetery off Newell Road in Endwell. He said he made his initial offer to buy the site back in 1997 and recently closed on the property.

Some site preparation is being done ahead of construction of Leisure Village Senior Living townhouses. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Malarkey said he's received "great response" from people interested in living in the development. He said each townhouse will have two bedrooms and a two-car garage.

Malarkey said the first units should be ready to be occupied in about six months. He expects it will take about two years to complete the project.

The townhouse development will be built on a site north of a small cemetery. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
28 townhouses are to be built on a five-acre site southwest of the intersection of Newell Road and Taft Avenue in Endwell. (Image: Google)
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Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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