redwood ribbon cutting

Crystal Phelps, neighborhood manager at the Redwood Apartment neighborhood in Mansfield, cuts a ribbon to celebrate the new development.

MANSFIELD -- A new neighborhood of duplexes has popped up in Mansfield, with more than 82 bedroom units.

The Redwood Apartments are located off Lexington Avenue, behind Pumpkin Seed Bulk Food Co. They are within the city limits of Mansfield but in Lexington School District. 

Dave Conwill, CEO of Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods, said the apartments are designed to feel like single-family homes.

Each single-story unit has a private entrance and dedicated street address, two bedrooms, two baths, laundry hookups and an attached two-car garage. The nearly 26-acre neighborhood is laid out with wide streets, driveways and green spaces.

“It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to officially open our newest neighborhood in the heart of Mansfield,” Conwill said. “Ohio is our home state and we love it. We hope to continue growing neighborhoods like this, near and around Mansfield.”

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker said the apartments are evidence of the city’s economic progress.

“It's something that we've talked about, the need for additional housing options for professionals that are coming to the area, so this is an exciting day,” said Jodie Perry, president and CEO of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce.

Redwood has four floor plans available, with rent ranging from $1,299 to $1,749 a month.

According to neighborhood manager Crystal Phelps, 27 of the 84 units were rented as of Friday afternoon. Residents come from all walks of life, from young professionals and families moving from out of state to people looking to downsize.

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