Moving boxes are being filled and new tenants are ready to make The Residence at The COR home.
The 230-unit luxury apartment and townhome complex, located at 7700 Sunwood Drive N.W., opened its leasing office May 15 and Property Manger Jessica Fimon is taking applications.
Construction is 15 percent done with 52 units of the 230 units finished, said Michael Collins, Flaherty and Collins regional property manager.
The Residence office has received a lot of calls, said Fimon.
The majority of the interest has been in the studio and one-bedroom apartments with the two-bedrooms apartments and the three-bedroom townhomes coming second, she said.
“Interest has picked up pretty drastically lately over the last few weeks,” Collins said.
Although the apartments are ready for tenants, the common spaces are still under construction.
“We hope to have the amenity spaces open by mid-June,” Collins said.
Opening this summer will be the resident lounge, club room and fitness center.
The club room will feature a commercial grade coffee machine, a large fireplace with high top tables, Collins said.
Free wifi will be offered in all the common areas.
As The Residence population grows, they will be surveying residents to see what types of social activities they would like to have offered, Fimon said.
Once they know what residents want to participate in, there will be activities planned all year around, she said.
For residents that like to keep fit, The Residence fitness center will offer weight lifting machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and a yoga/pilates studio.
“It is a full service gym,” Collins said.
The apartment management plans to reach out to area pilates instructors to come in and allow residents to sign up with them, Fimon said.
As the weather warms up, work will start on The Residence’s courtyard.
The heated saltwater pool should be done by mid to late July, said Collins.
The courtyard will feature a kitchenette with two refrigerators, two grills and a television, he said.
The courtyard will also have cabanas and a large gas fireplace.
For the avid bicyclist, The Residence offers a special bike workshop to allow residents to keep their bicycles in good working order.
The work shop features a work bench, tools and two standing bike work stations, Collins said.
People can also rent storage space for their bikes and fill their water bottles from a special water dispenser, he said.
In the winter, the work shop will have television and stands to make regular bikes into spinning bikes.
“There will be four spinning (stands) for people to exercise in the winter,” he said.
The Residence offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-bedroom townhomes.
Each apartments features 10-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, granite counter tops, wood style flooring, carpeted bedrooms, stainless steel applicants, wine rack, 42-inch cabinets, a Roman-style bath tub and full size washers and dryers, Collin said.
Rents for the studio apartments, which range from 546 to 642 square feet, are $899 to $1,000 a month, said Fimon.
The one-bedroom rents range from $1,025 to $1,240.
The one-bedroom apartments have five different floor plans and range from 644 square feet up to 859 square feet.
People can rent one of the six styles of two-bedroom apartments from $1,500-$2,250 a month.
The size of the two-bedroom apartments range from 976 up to 1,236 square feet.
Although the three townhouse layout styles offered at The Residence all offer 1,598 square feet, nine offer two bedrooms and two townhomes are three bedrooms.
The three bedroom townhouse will be rented for $2,350 a month, according to Fimon.
Apartment and townhome residents will also be responsible for all utilities, including usage-based water and sewer.
“People must meet certain qualifications to live here,” Collins said.
In addition to the credit check, prospective residents must also make a gross salary that is three times higher than the monthly rent and have no evictions on their credit report, he said.
Because of its proximity with the Northstar Commuter Rail line, each floor plan offered at The Residence bears the names of a train line that traveled through Minneapolis or greater Minnesota in the last 100 years.
“We are connected directly to the transit station and consider it the largest amenity that people can get on the train, go to work and never go outside,” Collins said.
New residents in the complex will receive $50 gift card to the Northstar Commuter train as a homecoming gift, Fimon said.
For more information, check out The Residence website, http://www.theresidenceatthecor.com/.
Tammy Sakry is at firstname.lastname@example.org