ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A brand new apartment and commercial building downtown is almost ready for residents to move in.

The 100 West Water Street Apartments will feature 51 market rate apartment units on the upper three floors of the four story building. Some of the units will overlook the Chemung River.

“Another great addition to the city, now that there getting ready to open, they've got 30 of there units already rented, market rate space, they have two of their commercial spaces rented on the first floor and it's just another great addition, again more people living in downtown area, it's just a great breath of fresh air,” said Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell.

The Project is supported by nearly $4 million of the $10 million dollars downtown revitalization initiative awarded to the city by the state in 2016.