Many units in complex now open for leasing

Thursday, August 14, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:09 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Despite some setbacks, apartments in the new Grindstone Canyon complex on Old Highway 63 will be ready for residents at the start of the fall semester.

According to Grindstone Canyon manager Laura Cagle, four of the seven total buildings will be available for leasing this fall. The other three buildings will be completed in time for a December move-in, she said.

Cagle declined to say how many of their units are already leased. The complex, when complete, will have 200 apartments.

Robert Green, project manager for First Management Inc., which manages the complex, said that construction on the property began in July of last year. He also said that First Management “had hoped that construction would be completed before school started,” but that various delays pushed things back.

The high-end apartment living is aimed at local college students. The complex is completed with such amenities as a movie theater at the club house, a concierge and masseuse services. The units come in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. Rent ranges from $625 to $1,100.

The complex has been facing pressing deadlines to get units ready for incoming students.

The infrastructure of the complex, such as roads and parking areas, is not completed at this time, Cagle said.

The complex comes just three years after neighboring complex Jefferson Commons was completed in 2000.

Cagle said they are hoping that there is high demand for the apartments.

Stephens College junior and Grindstone Canyon resident Claire Mepham lives in a two-bedroom unit with her roommate and said she likes her new upscale apartment.

“I like the fact that it’s brand new,” she said.

Mepham and her roommate considered moving into a nearby apartment complex, but thought the rent was a little high. They also wanted a place that accepted pets.

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