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Construction Watch: Gates Circle Site

The face of Gates Circle is rapidly changing. The site is currently transitioning from a historic Olmsted roundabout flanked by a dated hospital, to a currently super banged up Olmsted roundabout, flanked by a six-story, $41 million independent-living apartment building. 


Once finished in Fall of 2017, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle will house 53 apartments. 

TM Montante Development is redeveloping the balance of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital site into a mixed-use urban district. The project is expected include a grocery store, parking garage, a health and wellness center, 500 residential apartments and condominiums, office, and retail space.



A second residential building component at the Gates Site was recently unveiled. The three-story, 40-unit apartment building will house low-income seniors. The development has been proposed by People Inc. on a former hospital parking lot located at the southeast corner of Linwood and Lafayette avenues.  



Montante has also refined the master plan for its portion of the site and given it a new name: Lancaster Square.  The idea behind the development as a whole is to create a mixed-use urban district, filled with new builds and adaptive reuse of existing buildings (see diagram above). The Lancaster Avenue extension will act as a center for bustling activity within the complex, featuring Lancaster Square at the heart. 


According to Montante, historic buildings at the northeast corner of the site will be incorporated into the plan.  Specifics on the new buildings proposed for the project are expected to be released soon and construction is expected to start on the Montante’s first phase next year.

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