A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Jefferson Crossing apartments on May 4 at the corner of Jefferson and Main streets, where houses were recently demolished.

Developer Brian Spanos, of Spanrie Property Group/Lakestone Properties, said he’s “thrilled to be moving forward” with the apartment complex. He thanked the village and Oregon Community Bank for their support with the project, and said he’s “honored to bring change to downtown.”

Village President Steve Staton said he believes this apartment complex will “enhance” the downtown area, which is “small but vital.”

– Samantha Christian