Bridge City residents will soon see a new apartment complex and it will be the largest in the city. The funding has been approved and the developer is still working on the plans but to date none of the building permits have been pulled, according to Jerry Jones, city manager for Bridge City.

The apartment complex will be located off Texas Avenue on Charles Street. The apartment complex will cover a 6.267 acres of land and is already zoned for commercial use. The complex will have a total of 80 units. There will be 14 one bedroom units, 38 two bedroom units and 28 three bedroom units. Also included will be 16 handicap units with some having wheelchair access. The units will vary in size from 800 to 1,300 square feet.

Residents of the apartment complex will enjoy amenities such as a picnic area, pool and a basketball court with lights. In addition, on the premises there will be a community club house with wi-fi and a business center.

The cost of renting a unit will range up to $1,200 per month.

Jones expects the project to take off in 2013 but does not have a completion date since the project had yet to break ground. However, he did say the builders will probably start pulling permits by the end of 2012.

Photo: A drawing of the new apartment complex to be built in Bridge City is on an easel at city hall.