SomeraRoad Inc. broke ground Wednesday morning on a 184-unit apartment building that aims to better connect downtown Cleveland with Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square to the east.

Located in Cleveland’s Gateway District, the new development is a few blocks east of the former NuCLEus development site, which Detroit-based Bedrock acquired early this year.

The development is within a few blocks of Progressive Field and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to the west and Playhouse Square to the east, said Andrew Donchez, a SomeraRoad partner and head of development, prior to Wednesday’s groundbreaking.

Ten60 Bolivar comprises four floors of Class A luxury apartments and is being built next to and on top of an existing three-story parking garage. This made drawing up plans for the development a challenge, said Travis Kreidler, senior principal for Desmone, the Pittsburgh architectural firm for Ten60 Bolivar, as he walked to the project’s groundbreaking.

The adaptive reuse project is expected to offer studio, junior one-bedroom, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, as well as luxury finishes and amenities that include a resort-style pool, sun deck, resident lounge, fitness center, package room and bike storage, SomeraRoad said. Ten60 Bolivar also is expected to host 2,600 square feet of street-level retail space, the developer said.

At 273,000 square feet, Ten60 Bolivar is expected to become one of the largest apartment complexes in Cleveland.