Minneapolis-based Dominium broke ground this week on The Cambric, a 113-unit, income-restricted, senior housing project at 720 East 7th St. in St. Paul's ­Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

The units will have open floor plans, 9-foot ceilings, washers and dryers, walk-in closets, and patios or balconies.

Residents will share community and fitness rooms, an on-site salon, outdoor patio and plaza, a common-area fireplace and underground ­parking.

"The combination of Dominium's proven management practices and The Cambric's top-tier amenities will make this property a premier addition to St. Paul's senior housing options," Patrick Ostrom, Dominium development associate, said in a statement.

The $27 million project will be built on vacant land next to a Mississippi Market co-op. Construction is projected to be completed by June 2016, but an occupancy date hasn't been set. Rents will range from $870 to $1,015.

Dominium recently finished rehabbing the former Schmidt Brewery into housing and is in the final stages of one of its biggest projects yet: the conversion of the historic Pillsbury A Mill in Minneapolis into rental housing for artists. Residents are expected to start moving there later this summer.

Jim Buchta