HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 26, 2017) – Construction has begun on Mt. Rosa Court, which is Wind Crest's final residence building in the current phase of community development. This $41 million development is expected to be complete by May, 2018 and its first move-ins will take place in the same month.
All 126 apartment homes in Mt. Rosa Court will feature spacious layouts; modern kitchens; granite countertops; wood cabinetry; upgraded lighting and flooring; stainless steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; and walk-in closets. Residents will also have the opportunity to purchase underground parking.
Priority list members who decide to take advantage of the opportunity to move into a brand-new apartment home at Wind Crest can choose from 17 unique floor plans. In addition to 14 of Wind Crest's most popular floor plans, Mt. Rosa Court will offer three never-before-seen layouts, inspired by resident and priority list member feedback to meet demand for space, design, storage, and functionality.
"We felt the need to bring this building on because just five months after we announced Longs Ridge, our most recent residence building, it was almost completely sold out," says Senior Sales Director Jason Atwell.
"We never build unless we have the demand. As a local nonprofit, we want to be financially stable and efficient before we build again," he says. "With more than 650 households on our priority list (the most ever in the history of Wind Crest), not including the 305 homes that have been reserved, we definitely have the demand, so we are excited about Mt. Rosa Court and adding 126 new apartment homes."
"We listened to what people want most in their home at Wind Crest and used the past experience of other buildings in neighborhood two to see what has sold really well," Atwell says. They also looked at Erickson Living communities across the country for inspiration.
"Two of the new floor plans, the Ridgeway and the Fraser, have been found to be very successful at other Erickson Living communities: Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS., and Highland Springs in Dallas, TX. The floor plans look unique on the page, but when they are actually built people respond really well to them, and they have sold quickly," Atwell says.
Amenities and services -- one of three campus fitness centers, restaurants, the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center, and a catering room -- in the nearby High Line Overlook Clubhouse will be easily accessible from every apartment home in Mt. Rosa Court via weatherproof, enclosed walkways. Additionally, a skywalk connects neighborhoods one and two, and shuttle service operates daily so all campus amenities are easily within reach.
"People are really interested in moving to Wind Crest not only because it's a really great community and place to live, but they're also finding it's a great value," Atwell says.
"Mt. Rosa Court is the final residence building in this phase of our community development," says Sales Counselor Molly Thorne, "and these homes will sell quickly. If you're a priority list member, take this opportunity to reserve an apartment home. If you aren't, I urge you to join now."
To join the priority list, prospective residents pay a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per person non-refundable application fee. Once the deposit is made, the date is noted as the member's priority list date. People are encouraged to select a preferred floor plan that, once available, will be offered to them with the right of first refusal based on their joining date.
Priority list members also receive exclusive benefits like invitations to members-only events, seminars, and workshops, as well as moving and downsizing assistance.
Priority list members were the first to know of Mt. Rosa Court and had the opportunity to reserve an apartment home before the general public.
"If you don't join the priority list or move forward now, you may not be able to move to Wind Crest for a long time," Atwell says. "We don't know if or when we will announce more construction, and we are currently sold out of all existing inventory."
Like all buildings in neighborhood two, Mt. Rosa Court was named after a Rocky Mountain Peak. Mount Rosa, in particular, has an interesting history.
The abrupt stone point was named for Rose Kingsley, an aristocratic young Englishwoman who lived briefly in Colorado Springs in the late 1800s and started its first library. She was an avid hiker and soon earned the nickname Rosa del Mont, or Rose of the Mount. Kingsley was the first woman known to have climbed this mountain.
Mount Rosa stands by itself and takes in unbeatable perspectives of Pikes Peak to the north and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the south.
Architect for Mt. Rosa Court is JHP Architects in Dallas, Texas and the General Contractor is Brinkmann Constructors.