Monarch 301 completion set for May

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Monarch 301, a new apartment complex in Statesboro, is set to complete construction in May.

“We are projected to get our (Certificates of Occupancy) in the month of May. The date’s dependent on inspections and that kind of thing, but our COs for finishing construction come in May,” Tara Scott, general manager of Monarch 301, said.

Receiving a CO signifies that inspections and building codes have passed, Scott said.

The complex is located on Old Register Road near the RAC and new biology building of Georgia Southern University.

“Our main entrance for the site is going to be off of Old Register Road, so we’re going to be faced (toward campus), so there won’t be any crossing of any main highways,” Scott said.

Monarch 301 will be included in Parking and Transportation’s non-commuter zone.

“This complex will not be eligible for on-campus parking due to the close proximity to campus,” Kristi Bryant, director of parking and transportation, said in an email.

The complex will have features that will make it safer for students, Scott said.

Residents will have one key that will be compatible with the front doors, entry doors, amenity and bedroom doors, Scott said.

“We are all-interior, so it’s a hallway, like a hotel, so (residents) have to have access with their key to get inside,” Scott said. “It’s a great safety feature.”

Security cameras will be located throughout the property, and there are currently no plans for hiring security guards, but two managers, a maintenance supervisor and a staff of 12 will live on-site, Scott said.

The complex will have a variety of floor plans including one, two and four-bedroom units.

Four-bedroom units are advantageous because a resident who takes part in Monarch 301’s roommate-matching system is more likely to get along with one of his or her roommates, Daniel Osborne, assistant general manager of Monarch 301, said.

“And then most people who come in in twos want a two-bedroom together, and if they’re wanting to save money too, they can do a four and another group of two can come in, so it does work better for the students,” Osborne said.

“Everything we do for our leasing process is, for the most part, online, so we try to be as paperless as possible,” Scott said.

Amenities of the complex include a resort-style pool, volleyball court, dog park, library and coffee bistro within the clubhouse, 24-hour gym, game room and tanning beds, Scott said.

Monarch 301 will offer a variety of events for residents to participate in, including academic and recreational events, as well as monthly volunteer opportunities, Osborne said.

“What’s great about Monarch is that we know that is important, and we keep it going throughout the full year,” Osborne said. “We don’t let die out in the summer because we’re like ‘oh, no one’s here.’ We’ll hold true to that promise.”