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A downtown Binghamton project that could house nearly 200 people should be ready for occupancy in about four months.

The University Lofts complex at Court and Chenango streets will have 79 units of various sizes.

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Project general manager Cole Moore says it will be able to accommodate 191 people.

While the complex is being marketed primarily to students, Moore says anyone who meets the lease requirements will be able to live there.

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Moore says construction on 16 of the 79 units has been completed. He says work on the project is expected to be done by August 21.

The manager says some young professionals and even some "middle-aged folks" have expressed interest in residing in the downtown project.

The University Lofts rental office on Court Street is open seven-days-a-week.

Moore says residents will be able to utilize the city-owned State Street parking ramp. A pedestrian bridge will provide a direct link between the garage and the housing complex.

Developer Lawrence Gladstone started work on the project a few years ago. But a fire in December 2010 centered on the east side of the property off Chenango Street caused heavy damage.

Much of the housing complex will occupy what had been retail space that had been known as the Midtown Mall.