The Monarch301 Apartment complex has broken ground, poured its foundation and the plan for construction is right on schedule, planning to open by May 2013.
The amenities included are hardwood floors throughout the apartments, the furniture in the apartment is specially designed by their design team, there will be larger scale windows, powder rooms in the four bedroom apartments and stainless steel appliances, Shannon King, chief executive of Monarch Ventures said.
“We are bringing a different lifestyle experience to a thriving college town,” King said.
“Everything is right on track. The local consultants have been easy to work with,” King said.
Monarch Ventures chose to build in Statesboro because of the consistent growth in the last five years. There is not another current product that is the same as Monarch301 in the community, King said.
The complex will have a large, luxurious clubhouse that will include a coffee bar, a large gathering area and a tanning bed. Outside there will be a pool, a hemic garden, grilling areas and a sand volleyball court, King said.
To access an apartment, each resident will have a specific key to get them into the complex, Tara Scott, general manager of Monarch301, said. The keys will be used for the front door and resident’s bedrooms.
“Our apartments are going to be interior entrance instead of exterior. You have to go inside to get to your apartment,” Erin Daniels, community assistant, said.
Security cameras will be monitoring the complex 24/7, Scott said.
Monarch301 will be a 15-minute walk and a few minute bike ride to the heart of campus. Students don’t have to cross any highways or any major streets, King said.
Monarch will be located off of South Main Street behind the Bliss Berry and next to The Woodlands Apartments.
The progress of the leasing office is underway as well. The office should be open to the general public by the end of the month and no later than the first week of Nov., Scott said. Leasing rates have not yet been determined but should be decided in a few weeks.
The construction of the office itself is complete and is now just waiting for furniture from the corporate office in Charlotte, N.C., Daniels said. The office has a sample apartment in the back where prospective residents can see the design for the apartments.
Each apartment living room will have a 42-inch flat screen television with a stand, a sectional sofa, four bar stools and a washer and dryer. Each bedroom will be full furnished with a bed, dresser and nightstand. In each bedroom the designers have allowed the resident to paint one wall in their room, called an accent wall, Scott said.
An interior design team hired by Monarch Ventures chose the furniture in each unit.
“Which is gonna set us apart from other properties here, the fact that we have a design team,” Scott said.
Prospective residents can complete their lease online at monarch301.com.
Monarch 301 is also in the process of hiring more members for their community assistant team, known as the “Flyteam.” Those interested can send in their application and resume at monarch 301.com.