Buildings are popping up at the former site of Testa's restaurant on Royal Poinciana Way.

This week, construction crews are finishing block walls, framing window openings and preparing for the residential level roof installation.

According to Cody Crowell, managing director of construction for the Frisbie Group, work is ahead of schedule on the 1.3-acre site being redeveloped into a new restaurant and shops with a luxury condominium atop each of the six two-story buildings.

PHOTOS: Concrete pour at former Testa's site

Next week the crew will be flying trusses, and the roof will be installed in early January, he said Thursday.

Work began last August and the project should be complete in early 2020, Crowell has said.

Four massive concrete pours were done at the site in the off-season to set the foundation for an underground parking garage, with one pour in June, July and August and the final one in September. Trucks hauled the concrete over the Flagler Memorial Bridge in hundreds of trips each time.

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