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Wind Crest announces new construction

Long-awaited new apartment homes to open in fall, now taking reservations

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January 29th, 2014
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With almost 500 people on the priority list, Wind Crest, Erickson Living’s community in Highland Springs, Colo., recently announced the addition of its new residence building—McHenry’s Crossing—scheduled to open in late fall 2014.

“McHenry’s Crossing is a new concept for Crest. It combines the community space with the residential space,” says Jason Atwell, director of sales. “We’ve listened to our customers through focus groups and other modes of feedback, and they’re telling us they want everything to be closer. That’s how this new building is designed.” 

The new building will feature 102 apartment homes in 22 brand new floor plans, along with a new community restaurant offering a full seasonal menu and chef specials, and the Canal Quick Stop, a coffee shop featuring muffins, bagels, and hot and cold beverages. 

McHenry’s Crossing will also offer new flexible spaces for group activities, including a classroom and a movie theater. A fitness room will also be available to complement the existing on-site fitness center in the Town Center Clubhouse.

“This design is going to add a lot of value and also a sense of community to this new addition to Wind Crest,” Atwell says.

New floor plan design

Wind Crest also considered feedback about the individual apartment homes when designing McHenry’s Crossing.

“We’re featuring 22 brand new floor plans that have never been offered at Wind Crest,” says Atwell. “Though many are similar in square footage to apartments here already, we asked our architects to find ways to offer more open space designs.”

The most noticeable change, Atwell says, is in the kitchen. “There are no longer walls separating the kitchen from the living space. We’re using islands or peninsulas to give the apartments a much more light, bright, open feel.”

Additionally, wood floors set the foyers of the new homes apart from the living areas, creating a more defined entrance. 

Standard features include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware, and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen. 

One last detail the design team took to heart: balconies. The majority (85%) of apartment homes in McHenry’s Crossing will have balconies. “We designed based upon feedback, and the feedback was to build more balconies. People want to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, and balconies are a wonderful addition to these new apartment homes,” Atwell says.

Floor plans vary in size and style from luxury two-bedrooms to more modest one-bedrooms. “We have a floor plan for everyone—to meet every style and budget,” Atwell says. “We work with each individual to find the right model for them.”

High demand

Due to the high demand for the Wind Crest lifestyle, McHenry’s Crossing is reserving at a quick pace, says Atwell. His sales team began taking reservations for new apartments in McHenry’s Crossing in November 2013, and it’s alredy over 80% sold out. 

Aside from the desirable amenities and lifestyle available at Wind Crest, Atwell says people who reserve in McHenry’s Crossing have a unique opportunity to customize their home. They can choose options from cabinets to granite to carpet. “That’s another reason why this building is selling so quickly,” Atwell says.

Atwell projects McHenry’s Crossing will sell out before its opening in late fall. “I can’t stress it enough—if you are interested in one of these new apartment homes, you must join the priority list and reserve now,” he says.

Added attraction

Aside from the open floor plans and upscale finishes that will be available at McHenry’s Crossing, Wind Crest’s recently opened continuing care neighborhood also attracts people to the community.

“Many people who don’t need a higher level of care are more enticed to look at Wind Crest because word is getting out about how wonderful the continuing care neighborhood is. People realize that even if they don’t need additional care now, it’s nice to know it’s available should they ever need it down the road,” says Jason Atwell, Wind Crest’s director of sales. 

Mill Vista Lodge, the continuing care neighborhood at Wind Crest, opened last fall with a distinct design for person-centered care. It offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation, assisted living, and memory care. 

“We continue to hear from current residents and those moving in how advanced and amazing the continuing care neighborhood is,” says Atwell. “Those who receive short-term rehabilitation at Mill Vista Lodge and then return home are raving about how beautifully it’s designed and how top-notch the care is.”

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