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Old Bloomington Kmart demolished for new housing development

Kmart construction

Construction at the former Kmart as of Jan. 5. (Mitch Legan, WFIU/WTIU News)

The former Kmart on East Third Street has been demolished to make way for a 906-bedroom housing development.   

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave final approval for the project in July 2021 with demolition originally scheduled for November.  

READ MORE: 900 Bedroom Apartment Complex At Former Kmart Site Gets Final Approval, Demolition Scheduled For November 

The new complex called "District at Latimer Square" will have 340 apartments for both multi-family residences and student housing.  Indianapolis-based Trinitas Ventures is heading the project, which also includes 300 new trees, a mile of sidewalks and 1.5 acres of park space. 

The site plan includes 535 parking spaces, including a parking garage with 378 spaces.

The project’s projected completion date is July 2023.  

A rendering of the new housing development at the former K-Mart site in Bloomington.
The development includes four apartment buildings, two parks, and two east-west streets. Bloomingfoods store on the northeast corner of the site will remain intact. (Courtesy: City of Bloomington)

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