New apartments arrive on site
Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The first phase of Maple Grove apartments in Kenbridge is progressing as the first four two-story townhouse units have been assembled and await final touches.
“The crane will begin setting modules Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. and complete by Wednesday,” said Steve Israel, a partner in Maple Grove LLC, in a Friday email.
Israel said the buildings have been built in a four-module configuration per apartment. “Sixteen modules (are) to be delivered and set next week,” he said. “This schedule is dependent upon the weather holding as forecast, of course.”
On Saturday modules arrived on site.
Cardinal Homes is building the four apartments comprising 16 modules.
The apartments will be located at the intersection of East 5th Avenue and North Maple Street.
“I will be on set Tuesday and look forward to a good set,” said Chip Lofton, president of Cardinal Homes.
According to Israel, shipments of the modules began arriving on the property Saturday.
Israel’s firm, 2 Star Builders LLC, “will complete construction and finishing out the apartments in the next 4-5 weeks.”
Additional interior work, landscaping, HVAC, plumbing, bathroom finishes and electrical work are planned.
“Occupancy is scheduled for November-December time frame,” Israel said.
“A pre-construction October rental package will be offered by Sid Smyth, our Long and Foster rental agent,” he said.
Smyth can be reached at (434) 955-0708 or email@example.com.
Groundbreaking for the complex was held in the spring.
Apartments in the first phase will consist of four two-story townhouse units with two upstairs bedrooms — each with its own bathroom — and a complete laundry.
The ground floor will include a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a dining area, living room and back porch.
“This design offers flexibility and privacy for couples, a small family, or the ‘mingles’ market — two single persons sharing a rental unit,” Israel said in a prior interview.
Steve’s wife, Pat, and their business partners Joe and Leona Ragan developed the apartments.
The apartments will offer a single-car garage, Israel said.
“We are trying to use local subcontractors as much as feasible to keep the work supporting local families.”
The town rezoned the tract from single-family to multi-family for the project and worked out details for Maple Grove LLC to install a new 6-inch water line on North Maple Street to serve the complex.
The apartment complex was prompted because the region is seeing two major projects locals hope will enhance the region and make it more attractive.
Maple Grove is intended “to capture a new market of folks moving to the Kenbridge area, who want newer and more updated rental properties,” Israel said. “Other potential residents might be those Lunenburg young people who want to return to the area after college, to enjoy and build our community.”
Phase two will be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant, with one-story units expected to be available in 2017.