Invictus Development on Thursday held an official groundbreaking for Appaloosa Run, a new 56-unit apartment complex  featuring two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, a clubhouse and fitness center. Construction on Shreve Road just behind Ireland Trailer is expected to be completed in 11 months.

The housing is designed for working families like teachers or law enforcement officers.  

Olympia Construction of Albertville, Ala., is the general contractor. 

Shown from left are Summer Reaves and Vickie Wacaster, Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce board members; Steve Williams of McKean and Associates; Andalusia Councilwoman Hazel Griffin; Mike Marra of Wells Fargo; John Peck of Olympia Construction; Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson; local developer Robert Bishop; Chamber Executive Director Chrissie Duffy; Rep. Mike Jones; Covington County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Rick Clifton; Paula Rhodes, president of Invictus; Rick Cavalieri, executive vice president of Invictus; Gene Gant of Alabama Housing Trust Fund; Stephen Lee, vice president of RBC Capital Markets; and Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Assistant Director Maggie Jones.