TRUMBULL – Scott Loventhal is superstitious.

So when it was pointed out to him that the scheduled opening date for the rental office at the new Residences at Main apartment complex was April 1, he quickly moved that date back.

“I’m going to make sure it’s not literally April Fool’s Day,” said Loventhal, general manager of Garden Homes Development, one of the project’s developers at 5085 Main St. “It will be some time in April. , however.”

It also expected that the complex, located between the Westfield Trumbull Shopping Center and the Merritt Parkway, will move residents into the first apartment building completed in June, with the entire project expected to be completed in early 2024. C t is close to the timeline he gave in May, when the project began to “go vertical” and foundations were completed on the first of the complex’s five apartment buildings.

Today, a little over a year after the groundbreaking for the project, the first buildings are visible from the roads and the work is progressing.

“We are moving forward reasonably consistent with the schedule we had in place,” Loventhal said.

The 260-unit luxury apartment complex will consist of five four-story buildings with a mix of 196 two-bedroom units and 64 one-bedroom units.

The project will also include amenities such as a swimming pool and fitness center, but Loventhal said these are not expected to be ready when the first building opens to residents in June.

The $60 million project was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2020 and contains an adjacent management building in addition to the apartment buildings themselves.

Loventhal acknowledged that there are other apartment projects being discussed in Trumbull that the Residences at Main could potentially compete with for future tenants.

Perhaps most notable is the long-discussed plan to remove two buildings — a former business building and the building that housed Starbucks and other businesses — at 900 White Plains Road, and replace them with a five-storey mixed-use property. floors. . This project would be a mixture of shops and apartments.

The White Plains Road project is far from complete and would require a zoning change before an official project can be presented for approval.

Loventhal said he did not want to comment on the “proposed or pending” projects, but said the Main residences could prove to be a litmus test of whether there is demand for luxury apartments in town. .

So far, there really seems to be interest, said Rina Bakalar, Trumbull’s director of economic and community development.

“We get calls every week from people looking to rent one of the apartments,” she said. “The calls are mostly from people in and around Trumbull who are empty nests. They seem to like the idea of ​​being close to the mall and the boardwalk.”