Business: Riverbend Off Broad quickly taking shape off Sixth Avenue near Federal Courthouse. Project brings 10 townhomes to downtown Rome.

Business: Riverbend Off Broad quickly taking shape off Sixth Avenue near Federal Courthouse. Project brings 10 townhomes to downtown Rome.

Construction continues at a brisk pace off Sixth Avenue behind the Federal Courthouse on the Riverbend Off Broad condo project. Hometown photos from Wednesday.

The newest housing option in downtown Rome is coming together quickly.

A ride on Sixth Avenue or Glenn Milner shows the framing of the10 townhouses known as Riverbend Off Broad quickly coming into place. The second photo shows roofing trusses being put into place above the units closest to Glenn Milner/East Eighth Avenue on Wednesday morning.

The project by Jay Barkstale of JFB Development mostly faces East Third Street with the Federal Courthouse to the back and the Rome News-Tribune campus to the front. Barkstale is building matching two-bedroom, two-story homes, each with one garage spot. The 0.644-acre had been used as parking but has sat mostly unused for years.

The project, aimed at middle income families, received final approval from the Rome City Commission in May. Prices start in the $200,000s. Sharon Mathis of Toles, Temple & Wright has the listing.

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