The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:00 am

Apartments might come to Apollo site


Domo Development – the Carmel company that brought the Cityscape Flats apartment complex to downtown – is back with a new plan for apartments, this time in southwest Fort Wayne.

The proposed complex will be on and near land that once housed the Apollo Coventry Cinemas, condemned last year for health and building code violations. 

The new 10-building development is to be called Ventry Apartments and will have 180 one- and two-bedroom units, according to plans to be considered next month by the Fort Wayne Plan Commission.

The address is 5495 Coventry Lane in Aboite Township. The site is south of Aboite Center Road and north of Liberty Mills Road on the east side of Coventry and just west of Interstate 69.

The new complex, comprising just under 8.4 acres, will include a pool, clubhouse and dog park, according to blueprints filed with the application. Each 18-unit building will have six garages for residents plus open parking.

Sixty units will have two bedrooms and 120 will have one bedroom. The units have various square footages.  

Domo also developed the large Bonterra complex in northwest Fort Wayne and the Steeplechase at Parkview apartments in northeast Fort Wayne.

The Apollo property and four adjoining acres were sold in November to Ventry Apartments LLC of Carmel for $1.875 million. The value of the buildings is not included in application documents.

Ventry's manager is listed in Indiana corporations records as John Hennessey, who also is a partner in Domo and president of Sunstone Construction, Carmel.

A public hearing on the proposal, which seeks rezoning from limited commercial to mutlifamily residential and approval of a primary development plan, will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 11 in Room 35 of Citizens Square downtown.

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