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Move-in day comes to 4th Main

April 12 was move-in day for Darrell Click.

He and three other residents of the 4th Main apartments in downtown Hillsboro moved in last Saturday, the first day residents of the new 71-unit complex were able to occupy the building.by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Darrell Click stands in the kitchen of his freshly-built studio apartment at the new 4th Main building in downtown Hillsboro.

Building manager Dale Buck said 11 units have been rented so far, and she’s getting a steady stream of inquiries from prospective renters.

Click will live in a second-floor studio apartment overlooking Main Street. Having lived in San Francisco for many years, he said he expects his new digs will be quiet and peaceful.

He’s been a Hillsboro resident for several years, and says living in downtown will be reminiscent of the city living to which he was accustomed.

“The light rail is right around the corner. And there are so many little shops to explore in downtown,” Click said.

The four-story building developed by Tokola Properties houses nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, several ground level studio apartments and studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats on the top three floors.

Buck said she has one retail client signed to open on the ground floor, and “lots of interest” from others.

4th Main is a part of the city’s effort to revitalize the historic downtown core.

“It has created a dramatic new gateway at the eastern entrance to the central business district and provided strong visual evidence that significant new investments are underway in the central core,” said Tokola Properties president Dwight Unti.

The only glitch in opening day, Buck said, was that Fourth Avenue was under construction right along the side of the building. With one lane closed to traffic and a shallow trench in the middle of the road, it took a bit of maneuvering to get to the parking lot.

But all was well after Kay Mattson, owner of Artfull Garden on Main Street, stopped by to deliver some chocolate to say “welcome to downtown.”

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