Berkshire apartments to open
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – General Capital, the developers of the Berkshire – Stevens Point Senior Apartments, announced that the project is nearing completion and will be opening by April 15.
The 88-unit project, located at 1443 Water Street in Downtown Stevens Point, broke ground in late December 2019.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic caused minor delays during construction, General Capital was able to keep the project on track to deliver a Spring 2021 occupancy,” a city release stated.
“Everyone was affected by the pandemic, but thankfully we didn’t experience any significant issues related to job shutdowns or material shortages. There were some moments of uncertainty, but the team kept focused on the goal of getting this building ready for its residents by April 2021,” said Sig Strautmanis, partner with General Capital.
As contractors wrap up construction, General Capital’s ground team is focused on the final unique details.
Strautmanis said that his team is focused on unique interiors with local touches such as memorabilia from the Point Brewery, art from local artists, and a signature canoe suspended from the lobby ceiling as a nod to the building’s location across from the Wisconsin River.
“We have had a tremendous response to the Berkshire since opening our leasing office. We are just over 60 percent leased and no one has seen a unit yet. That is amazing for a senior property, especially considering the challenges we have faced over the last year,” said Berkshire’s Property Manager Jen Abel of the Oakbrook Corporation.
“There are still units available so if you’re interested in making the Berkshire your home, now is the time to do it. It will be sad to tell people that we’re full, but that is how quickly these units are moving.”
Certain income restrictions apply to renting apartments at the Berkshire. Abel suggested those interested should call the leasing office for information regarding the age and income requirements for the property.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening is scheduled for May 20. For more information, call 715-344-1810.