Keystone Group Breaks Ground with the City of Lawrence, and the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority on The Benjamin
Ersal Ozdemir joined Mayor Steve Collier, Officials from the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority, Lawrence City Council leaders, and other civic and community leaders for the groundbreaking of a new transformational luxury mixed-use development in the growing Fort Ben neighborhood.
“We are excited to bring our transformational neighborhood development experience through this public private partnership with the City of Lawrence offering a sophisticated residential experience to Fort Ben with ‘The Benjamin’ ” said Keystone Group CEO, Ersal Ozdemir. “This great location just blocks from Fort Harrison State Park and adjacent to the new Lawrence Civic Plaza will bring exciting retail and restaurants to residents and businesses, as well as offer accessibility to many walking and biking trails; dog parks; and other green and public spaces.”
Keystone Group has worked closely with the Mayor Collier’s office, the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority, the Lawrence City Council, and other community stakeholders to partner on a project that continues to transform the neighborhood with an exciting new luxury mixed-use development.
“The Benjamin is a testament to Lawrence’s growth and the Keystone Group has proven to be an excellent partner in continuing to transform the image of the City,” stated Mayor Steve Collier. “The construction of this multi-use facility will enhance the array of amenities available to residents and visitors alike, fostering greater enjoyment for all.”
“This development, while maintaining our historic ties with our active and veteran military personnel, is the City of Lawrence’s coming of age moment; and is the signature statement that Lawrence is the place to live, work, and play” said Fort Harrison Reuse Authority President, Jeff Vest.
The Benjamin will be approximately 220 residential units, featuring a pool and abundant
luxury amenity spaces along with 24,000 SF of retail and restaurants and is expected to be completed in Fall 2025.