43rd & Upton apartment construction begins

Construction is underway to build four-story apartments at 4264 Upton Ave. S.

Construction work started this week at The Linden at the former Famous Dave’s site at 43rd & Upton.

The opening is slated for July 2017.

Half of the ground-floor commercial space is leased (with a tenant yet to be announced), and developer Jake Schaffer said additional space is available for a restaurant. Six of the 29 apartments have been leased, he said.

Schaffer said they’re aiming for condo-quality kitchen sizes, appliances and finishes, with larger-than-average outdoor spaces and balconies. Rents start at $2,500 per month and top out at $10,000 per month, with average units at 1,200-1,300 square feet.

A community presentation on the plan for the corner pocket park is Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Linden Hills Park.